Swedish DJ Avicii died at age 28 on Friday, April 20.


Swedish DJ Avicii died at age 28 on Friday, April 20.

His publicist confirmed the news.

“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.”


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In 2016, Avicii revealed he struggled from acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. He canceled numerous shows in order to recover after having his gallbladder and appendix removed.

He later announced he would retire from touring, penning an emotional letter to fans in March 2016.

“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” Bergling told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. “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.”


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