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Swedish DJ and producer Avicii found dead at the age of 28

Swedish DJ and producer, Avicii (aka Tim Bergling), has died at the age of 28.

A statement from his representative reads:“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.”

The talented young star had enjoyed an incredible and fast-paced career, but announced his retirement in an emotional open letter on his website, which read:


"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."

He opened up about choosing to walk away from the spotlight, saying: "I was nervous when I made the announcement.

“Mainly that I would look ungrateful. But I've gotten so many supportive texts from friends in the industry, other DJs, other artists. The fan response has been incredible. And even the press response has been incredible. So yeah, its been a lot better than I expected.”

Of quitting touring, he admitted: "To me it was something I had to do for my health. The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I'm more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”

Watch a selection of Avicii's videos here:

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