DJ Avicii dead at 28

DJ Avicii dead at 28

Avicii has died aged 28. The Swedish DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

A statement from his publicist said: "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." 

The DJ retired from live performance in 2016 for health reasons. He appeared at Creamfields 2016 as one of his final shows.

Bergling collaborated with Coldplay on their hit A Sky Full Of Stars. Signed to Positiva, he made No.1 in 2013 with Wake Me Up and went Top 5 with Rita Ora on Lonely Together last year.

In a statement, Sony/ATV said: “We are mourning the incredibly sad loss of an exceptionally creative talent who we have been honoured and proud to represent as one of our songwriters for a number of years. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Fellow DJ Calvin Harris was quick to pay tribute on social media: 

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