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Friday, April 20, 2018

EDM DJ Avicii Has Died at 28

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 2:32 PM

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At the young age of 28, Swedish EDM DJ Avicii died on Friday, according to Rolling Stone.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," wrote the musician’s representation 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."

The DJ and producer was launched to international stardom with his hit "Levels," which came out in 2011 and peaked at number one in Sweden and on the dance music charts in the United States and became a top ten hit in several European countries.

Since "Levels," Bergling’s career took off, releasing successful albums 2013's True and 2015's Stories, before revealing in 2016 that he would be retiring from touring at only 26.

News of the DJ’s death has spread quickly through social media with fans and acquaintances sharing their condolences.

Fellow EDM DJ Calvin Harris was one of the first to express his sympathies to Avicci's family:

Electronic producer and DJ Deadmau5 also reached out:

EDM DJ's Marshmello and Dillon Francis – who we both watched at last year's Lights All Night Fest in Dallas – expressed their sorrows over the loss of their fellow DJ:

Imagine Dragons, who were just here for the March Madness Music Festival, reached out as well:

A cause of death has not been revealed at the time of publication.

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