It is with great sorrow, shock and dismay that we bring you the news of sudden passing away of the world renowned DJ artist Avicii. The Swedish born Tim Bergling better known by his stage name-Avicii, has been pronounced dead by his publicist today (20th April). The cause of death is kept a secret so far. The statement given to the public read:
“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.
Whatever the reason it may have been, the entire industry is moved by this sudden unexpected news. Avicii was a mere 28 years old at the time of passing and he has been struggling with his health for a few years due to excessive consumption of alcohol.
The fellow colleagues took to various social media to express their utter dismay.
Rest In Peace Avicii
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I’m devastated. Heartbroken.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 20, 2018
Can’t believe this, I’m gonna miss you so bad. From your first show where we played together, to all the amazing memories we shared. Thank you for changing the world with your amazing music and for being such an inspiration. I’m gonna miss you brother, until we meet again! ❤ pic.twitter.com/FjJyLA5Ohc
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) 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
devastated at the news of @Avicii passing. working with him was one of my favorite collaborative moments. far too young. the world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art. sending all my love to his friends and family. Xxdr
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) April 20, 2018
I‘m at a loss for words. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for @Avicii ‘Levels’ made me want to create my own music. Rest in peace. You will always be remembered. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5kNoqdXa6L
— FELIX JAEHN (@FelixJaehn) April 20, 2018
Rest In Peace @Avicii – u inspired some of my writing and I’m sure thousands of others, u will be missed
— Ryan Tedder (@RyanTedder) April 20, 2018
Avicii made first waves in the industry years before he released an album. “Levels” track released in 2011 marked a new era of progressive music lead by Avicii. The next breakthrough came with a track on his 2013 album ‘True.’ The lead single “Wake Me Up” became a theme song in all EDM concerts and the song peaked on music charts all around the world. His other influential works include “Hey Brother,” “You Make Me” and “Addicted To You.”
In his short career, Avicii has had many collaborations which have been massively successful. He collaborated with Rita Ora on “Lonely Together,” “Divine Sorrow” with Wyclef Jean, Sandro Cavassa on “Without You” and “Girls Gone Wild” remix with Madonna.
Avicii Live at Ultra Music Festival, Miami-2016
It is absolutely devastating to hear this news in the dawn of the weekend. Please gather with us to pay your final respect to this massively talented artist. Comment your parting words in the comments below and let us know how his music influenced you.
Rest in peace, maestro, Avicii…