This afternoon, 28-year-old Tim Bergling, best known by the EDM community by his moniker Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, according to his rep.
According to a statement released by Avicii's team, the producer passed away this afternoon local time:
“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 first rose to success with his monumental breakthrough single "Levels" in 2011. Bergling quickly rose to global superstardom with the continued success of tracks like "Wake Me Up," which immediately found him tirelessly touring the global festival and arena circuit.
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In March 2016, Avicii penned a letter to his fans announcing his retirement from touring. On August 28th of that year, Avicii performed his final DJ set in Ibiza at Ushuaïa. Despite his noted disappearance from the main stage, Avicii continued to produce music, most recently releasing a 6-track EP entitled Avici (01).
This is a breaking story and we will keep you updated as more details emerge.
H/T: CBS News