DJ Avicii, Famous For 'Wake Me Up', Dead At 28

Avicii Cause of Death How Did Tim Bergling Die

DJ Avicii performs onstage during Rolling Stone Live SF with Talent Resources

Avicii - whose real name was Tim Bergling - has passed away at the tragically young age of 28, his said in a statement.

The 28-year-old Swedish-born producer, who worked with the likes of Madonna, Rita Ora and Leona Lewis died in Oman, his publicist, Diana Baron announced today.

"The family is crushed and we ask you to show consideration and leave them alone in this hard time".

Before he quit live performances in 2016, Bergling was known for his gruelling touring schedule. No cause or death has been reported. In 2011, he went big with his global hit "Levels", which became No. 1 in his native country Sweden, made it to the top of the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart, and earned him his first Grammy nod.

Avicii told Billboard magazine he made a decision to stop touring in 2016 for health reasons.

I listened for the first time "Superlove" in 2011, not the original but the remix of Avicii. Born as Tim Bergling, the DJ was known for his EDM hits like "Wake Me Up", "Without You" and "Lonely Together".

In 2014 he had both his appendix and gallbladder removed.

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Passenger Kathy Farnan said crew members knew what they were doing and kept everyone calm. "We're just grateful to have closure". And meanwhile, there was blood all over this man's hands. "She has nerves of steel, that lady", one passenger said.


Avicii released his debut studio album, True, in 2013 and followed it up with Stories in 2015.

That's not something that happens that often during a DJ set (who needs to see the stage anyway?) but it was a testament to Avicii's ability to enchant an audience. Vegas and Ibiza memories will always be so special to me. He collaborated with David Guetta in "Sunshine" which brought him more Grammy glory. Local and worldwide DJ's and artists have posted moving tributes on social media....

Fans have also taken to Twitter, with one saying: "I am absolutely gutted to hear about Avicii passing reminiscing big time right now".

While the death came as a shock, Avicii has spoken publicly in recent years about his health problems including pancreatitis, triggered in part by excessive drinking. "I took on board too much negative energy, I think", he said at the time.

"A handsome soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do", Harris, born Adam Wiles, tweeted Friday.

"My heart goes out to his family". We've literally started our day with "Wake Me Up" and refused to leave any club playing "You Make Me", the kind of tunes that just stay forever young.

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