Swedish DJ Avicii Dead At 28

His publicist confirmed the news in a statement.
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According to Billboard.com, Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead in Oman on Friday. He was 28 years old.

His publicist Diana Baron released a statement confirming the news:

“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 20. 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.”

Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, retired from performing in 2016. According to Variety, he cited health reasons. He had several drinking-related issues at the time, including pancreatitis. He also had surgery to remove his gallbladder and appendix two years prior.

Over the course of his career, he was nominated for two Grammys: one for "Levels," and another for "Sunshine." On April 17, he wrote his last tweet, which thanked everyone for his Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Dance/Electronic Album.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

 

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