Swedish DJ Avicii dies at the age of 28. His death was confirmed by his publicist on Friday, April 20.
No official cause of death has been revealed, but the DJ was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
"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 privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given," said the publicist.
Avicii Announces His Retirement
Two years ago, Avicii announced that he will be retiring from the music scene due to his health issues. The "Broken Arrows" artist was previously diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, which is one of the effects of his excessive drinking. In 2014, he also canceled a series of shows so he could focus on his recovery.
"To me, it was something I had to do for my health. The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I'm more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think," explained Avicii.
During the same interview, the DJ said that he initially felt nervous announcing his decision to retire. He said that he did not want to seem ungrateful to his fans and those that paved the way for him to have an outstanding career.
After his announcement, Avicii revealed that his fans understood his decision. He also received encouraging text messages from his friends in the business. Additionally, the response that he got from the press was also incredible.
Avicii's Albums, Songs
Some of Avicii's albums are Avici (01), Stories, Pure Grinding For A Better Day, The Days / Nights, True, The Singles, and Avicii Presents Strictly Miami.
Some of the DJ's most popular songs are "Wake Me Up," "Hey Brother," "The Nights," "Levels," "Lonely Together," "I Could Be the One - Radio Edit," "Addicted To You," "Without You," "Waiting for Love," "The Days," "You Make Me," "Bromance," "For A Better Day," "Feeling Good," "Taste the Feeling," "Lay Me Down," "Friend of Mine," "Pure Grinding," "Silhouettes," "Dear Boy," "Sunset Jesus," "My Feeling For You," "X You," "Gonna Love Ya," "Fade Into Darkness," and more.