DJ Avicii dead at 28 in Muscat: publicist

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The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.

The publicist Diana Baron said in a statement on Friday that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman.

Avicii was one of the few DJs capable of a worldwide arena tour that played massive outdoor headline shows in Australia along with regular festival slots. He won two MTV Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations.

He had six top 10 singles in Australia, especially 2013 topmasters Wake Me Up. His debut album True also reached No. 1 on the ARIA cards that year.

His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance / Electronic Album to his EP Avicii (01). [19659003] "It is with great sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," stated the opinion, reported Variety. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time on April 20. The family is destroyed and we ask everyone to respect their need for privacy during this difficult time. No further opinions will be given. "

Fellow DJ Calvin Harris was among those who greeted Twitter.

"Destructive news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do," he wrote. "My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x"

Avicii was retired from live in 2016 with reference to health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, including acute pancreatitis, partly due to excessive drinking. He got his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

He published the following statement on his website last year:

"We all reach a point in our lives and careers where we understand what is the most for the United States. creating music. That's what I live for what I feel I was born to do.

"Last year I stopped performing live and many of you thought it was. 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 study.

"The next phase is about my love to make music for you. It's the beginning of something new."

"Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do."

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