GRAMMY nominated Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28.Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement this morning that the musician, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman.”It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement read, Variety reported.
His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP Avicii.
“Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do,” he wrote.
Avicii even collaborated with high-profile acts, producing Madonna’s Devil Pray and the Coldplay hits A Sky Full of Stars and Hymn for the Weekend.
Avicii is the subject of the 2017 Levan Tsikurishvil documentary Avicii: True Stories, “The untold story behind the artist” which tracks his lightning-fast rise to fame following his 2010 hit Levels.
When Avicii announced his retirement from touring in 2016, veteran DJ/producer Laidback Luke, who signed the then unknown Swedish teenager to his label to release his first big hit Ryu, wrote an op-ed for Billboard about “The dark side of DJ stardom”.