Avicii, the Swedish DJ who gave us some famous hits like, “Wake Me Up” and “Levels,” has died, this on Friday (April 20). He was 28 years old.
“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.”
Avicii also retired from live performing in 2016, due to critical health.
In a letter announcing the news, he said, “I will however never let go of music — I will continue to speak to my fans through it, but I’ve decided this 2016 run will be my last tour and last shows. Let’s make them go out with a bang!” adding, “One part of me can never say never, I could be back… but I won’t be right back.”