Swedish EDM DJ-Producer Avicii Dead at 28
- Swedish EDM DJ Tim Bergling, aka Avicii died on Friday (April 20th) at the age of 28, his representative confirmed. A cause of death was not immediately revealed.
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," the musician's rep wrote in a statement. "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."
A few years ago, Avicii canceled a series of concerts, including a Las Vegas residency, due to health problems. He announced in 2016 that he would retire from touring.
He nominated twice for a Grammy Award, once for his work on "Sunshine" with David Guetta in 2012 and once for his song "Levels" in 2013.
Some of his most famous songs are "I Could Be the One" with Nicky Romero, "Wake Me Up", "You Make Me", "X You", "Hey Brother", "Addicted to You", "The Days", "The Nights", "Levels", "Waiting For Love", "Without You" with Sandro Cavazza and "Lonely Together" with Rita Ora.
Also, he is known for producing Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" with Beyoncé.
In 2017, Avicii released a documentary entitled "Avicii: True Stories". The documentary chronicles the artist's retirement from tour, and features interviews from his colleagues David Guetta, Tiësto, Wyclef Jean, Nile Rodgers and Chris Martin of Coldplay.
On April 26, Avicii's family shared a statement that he died of an apparent suicide.
"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.
An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.
When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.
He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness.
He could not go on any longer.
He wanted to find peace.
Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.
Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed.
The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive."
- source : Rolling Stone