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Avicii dead: Swedish Producer and DJ passes away aged 28

Avicii dead: Swedish Producer and DJ passes away aged 28:  Artist, DJ, Musician and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii, died this afternoon in Oman, according to a statement from his rep. He was 28. He was known for hits including “Wake Me Up!” ‘and “Hey Brother”. He retired from performing in 2016 due to health concerns and he was nominated for 2 Grammy awards.

Avicii dead: Swedish Producer and DJ passes away aged 28

He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon. He had retired from live performing in 2016, citing health reasons. He had suffered from health problems for several years, in part due to excessive drinking.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “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.” He retired from his work of live concerts in 2016 due to bad health.

He posted the following statement on his website last year:

“WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US. For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do. Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. 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 studio. The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new. Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.”

Avicii suffered from acute pancreatitis disease, in part due to excessive alcohol drinking. In the 2014 year, Avicii canceled his numerous live concerts in order to recover after having his problem of gallbladder and appendix removed.

Despite all thing and retiring, Avicii continued to make songs and music in his studio. Avicii’s official cause of death has not been revealed yet.