Avicii, popular Swedish DJ that exploded with the modern EDM movement, has died in Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28.
He retired at 26 two years ago, citing health problems from touring. Previously, he had to cancel shows and tours – including an Ultra appearance – because of health problems before retiring. On his passing, via Variety:
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “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.”
He had retired from live performing in 2016, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
“Levels”, over and over and over again today. This is absolutely heartbreaking.
No one had a run like 2010 – 2013 Avicii. Just producing party banger after party banger. RIP to a legend.