Swedish musician DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii was found dead on April 20, 2018 in Oman. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement read.
He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday (April 20) afternoon local time. 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,” she said.
Avicii was an international pop star, performing his well-known electronic dance songs around the world for feverish fans, sometimes hundreds of thousands at the music festivals, where he was the headline act.
In 2016, Bergling’s health deteriorated, and he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis due to excessive alcohol use. He had shocked his global fan base when he announced his retirement from live touring in an emotional letter he posted on his website.
His most recognized song, “Wake Me Up,” was a multi-platinum success and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. On the dance charts, he had seven Top 10 hits.