Sad breaking news has landed that Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Berglund, has died. He was 28.
In a statement, his publicist said “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
Update: Sources within the Oman police say there is “no criminal suspicion” into Avicii’s death. According to Sky News, two post-mortems have been conducted, with authorities ruling out any form of foul play. “We absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion of death”.
Reactions have of course been flooding in from across the music spectrum and beyond, including some of Avicii’s many collaborators.
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to Tim's family and close friends. I can't express how deeply sad I am. Meeting him changed my life. He was an amazingly talented person and it hurts so bad that he's gone.
— Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc) April 20, 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii 🙁 Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace @Avicii My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time. x
— Craig David (@CraigDavid) April 20, 2018
#RIPAVICII Dear Tim your family have my most heartfelt condolences. You were my little bro. Love always.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 20, 2018