The Swedish DJ and producer, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman earlier this afternoon. He was 28.
He will be remembered for club hits like Levels, Wake Me Up and Hey Brother
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his representatives said in a statement today. “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.”
Bergling retired from touring in 2016 because of health problems, including acute pancreatitis.
- One of the biggest names in dance music of the last 10 years, he had a catalogue full of pumping, uplifting, house smashes
- He started his career when he won a production competition held by Pete Tong in 2008
- He went on to notch up 11 billion streams on Spotify and was the first EDM DJ to stage a worldwide arena tour
- He was nominated for two Grammy Awards and had nine UK top 10 singles, including two number ones
- He suffered from health problems including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking