On Friday, April 20th 2018 world famous DJ/Producer Avicii was found dead at 28. Tim Bergling or also known as Avicii, was pronounced dead in Oman. His publicist made the following statement below;
“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, 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 has performed all around the world and just recently made the Top 5 Forbe’s List for the highest paid DJ’s/Producers of all time. About 2 years ago Avicii retired from live performing when he had just hit his prime of success in the world of music. The reason for his retiring had been due to health concerns from recently being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. For several years now he had been suffering from health issues that left him out of live performance for some time.
“To me it was something I had to do for my health,” Bergling told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. “The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”
He performed multiple times in Arizona including in various venues such as; the Phoenix Convention Center back in 2012, to even at the University of Arizona. His biggest hits include; “Wake Me Up”, “Levels”, “Fade Into Darkness”, “I Could Be The One featuring Nicky Romero”, “The Nights”, and many more. Avicii will sure be missed by Pop and Music fans from all around the world.
Sept. 8, 1989 – April 20, 2018
*Update: In a recent statement, family members imply that Avicii died from suicide.