|Avicii (image via Instagram)|
EDM artist, DJ and producer Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) has passed away at the age of 28.
According to Variety, his body was found in Muscat, Oman.
His rep issued this statement:
“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.”’
Citing health reasons related to acute pancreatitis, Avicii retired from live performing in 2016.
In an announcement to his fans at the time, he made it clear he intended to continue his creativity in the studio.
“WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US.
For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.
Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.
The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.
Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.”
The two-time Grammy nominee received a nod for a 2018 Billboard Music Award on Tuesday.