Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, famous for hits like “Lonely Together” and “Wake Me Up”, has passed away at the age of 28.
Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead at Muscat, Oman.
His representative released a statement, which reads, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, 20th April. 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.”
In 2016, the EDM wonderboy announced his sudden retirement from tour and shows with a letter. He cited health problems, which was caused by his excessive drinking.
An excerpt from it read:
“My path has been filled with success but it hasn’t come without its bumps. I’ve become an adult while growing as an artist, I’ve come to know myself better and realize that there’s so much I want to do with my life. I have strong interests in different areas but there’s so little time to explore them (…) 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.”
Rest in peace, Tim.