Avicii, a well-known DJ, artist, and producer, died on Friday afternoon in Oman, according to his representative’s statement. He was 28 years old.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. 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,” publicist Diana Baron said in the statement.
No further details about the death of the famous Grammy nominated electronic dance DJ were shared. The state media and Oman police did not have an immediate report by late Friday on Avicii’s death.
Notably, Tim Bergling, aka Avicii was an international pop-star who is known for his electronic songs across the world which he performed for his feverish fans. His famous songs even sent him to the top charts and even landed onto US Radio. His most famous song, “Wake Me Up” was a multi-platinum hit and stood at No. 1 position on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. He had Top 10 hits on the dance charts.
He was a part of the popular DJ-producers in the industry such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Swedish Mafia, who broke out as lead performers on their own, earning international hits, fame and awards and are more like typical pop stars.
Avicii has also collaborated in some of the high profile acts, producing Madonna’s Devil Party and the Coldplay hits such as “Hymn for the Weekend” and “A Sky Full of Stars.”
He was also nominated for two Grammy awards, one Billboard Music award and two MTV Europe Music Awards.
Unfortunately, his death just came in just a few days after Avicii was nominated for a 2018 Billboard Music Award for the top electronic/dance album. He was nominated along with his peers, Calvin Harris, Kygo and The Chainsmokers, who have taken EDM mainstream of late.