The A-list act producer and DJ from Sweden Tim Bergling, known better as “Avicii”, was found dead this morning in Muscat, Oman.
His publicist, Diana Baron, said in a statement this morning that,
“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.”
He had won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, one American Music Award, and had even earned two Grammy nominations.
Avicii’s first ever HIT song was titled “Levels”, which actually sampled the vocals from a 1962 gospel song “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Etta James.
…And most known for his absolute SMASH hit, “Wake Me Up” in 2013…
Avicii’s worked with many (MANY) artists, but his much, lesser known, credits include Coldplay’s “A Sky Full Of Stars” and “Hymn For The Weekend“, David Guetta’s “Lover’s On The Sun“, and even Madonna’s “Devil Pray“.
Mike Posner even “took a pill in Ibiza, to show Avicii I was cool.”
His most recent track’s were with both Rita Ora on “Lonely Together“,
I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I’m devastated. Heartbroken.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 20, 2018
…and with Nicky Romero on “I Could Be The One“.
Tim, I can’t believe what I just heard, you have gone way to early, there are no words to describe how I feel, I am thankful for all the great moments we got to spent together; and thankful for all the things I got to learn from you. The world will miss you.❤️ ~ R.I.P Avicii pic.twitter.com/HR3JvWGs9k
— Nicky Romero (@nickyromero) April 20, 2018
Of the many, many, amazing songs Avicii has created, here’s my hands down favorite.
The cause of death? We’re not certain. The information has yet to be released, if it ever will be.
But we do know that Avicii did, in fact, suffer from multiple public health problems over the last few years. The problems include acute pancreatitis, which is in part due to excessive drinking. Avicii had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014 because of it.
He also then ceased touring and doing any live acts all together in attempt to recover.
“I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist.”
“I will however never let go of music,” he said. “But I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!”
Avicii’s music always just… makes you feel good. Michael Franti, fellow feel good enthusiast, posted on his instagram…
You can too, feel good, and listen to Avicii’s best works below. A playlist hand created by LA.
This one’s for you, brother. Rest easy.
Artists react on Twitter to Avicii’s passing…
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician. Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we shared in the studio, playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends.
RIP @Avicii pic.twitter.com/IGiTYetJcq
— David Guetta (@davidguetta) April 20, 2018
This is such a big shook. Life is so unpredictable. You will be missed EDM legend. Went too soon 😢#RIPAvicii .
— Lady Gaga💧 (@ShadyGagaNews) April 20, 2018
Can’t believe this is true..my biggest inspiration and the reason why I started making electronic music. Thank you for all the joy you brought to the world with your music. RIP @Avicii https://t.co/74ihAHtpl2
— Kygo (@KygoMusic) April 20, 2018
A day where we lost a hero of ours, an inspiration and friend. There will never ever be another like him and for that reason we cry and will never forget. We posted this video cause it is a reminder of what this brilliant amazing guy did for all of us. And now he is gone. pic.twitter.com/ObfvoSgceh
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) April 20, 2018