Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed.
He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday afternoon local time, the statement said.
Here’s the official statement:
“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, 20 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.”
He was best known for hit songs like Wake Me Up and Levels, both of which peaked at No 1 on the Billboard list of top dance club songs.
Twice-nominated for a Grammy award for best dance recording, Avicii’s debut album True, released in 2013, premiered in the top 10 in 10 different countries.