It is with great sadness that we report that house DJ/Producer Avicii has passed away after his battle with some health issues. He had been facing health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis. He retired back in 2016 due to these issues.
Avicii made a name for himself back in 2011 when his single “Levels” hit the #1 spot. The next year he recieved a Grammy nomination for the track and after that there was no stopping him as he headlined festivals for the next several years world wide.
His publicist released this statement,
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. “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.
It’s a sad day for our community and for his loved ones. Let’s use this time to remember all that he did for music and the EDM culture.