Avicii dies at age 28
What a day. At just 28 years old, Avicii has died. The popular DJ/producer, who’s real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman on April 20, and our hearts go out to his family, friends, loved ones, and fans. Many celebrities including Calvin Harris and Liam Payne have commented on his shocking death with touching tributes and sweet messages. His ex-girlfriend Emily Goldberg has also expressed her sorrow. “‘Come on babe, don’t give up on us. Choose me, and I’ll show you love.’ Those are lyrics from a song Tim wrote for me. I wish I could have lived up to them. For the two years we were together, he was my closest confidante, and my best friend,” Emily captioned a post of herself and Avicii kissing. So sad
Avicii, a Swedish DJ and two-time Grammy nominee, died on Friday, his publicist confirmed. He was 28.
Sources close to the DJ tell The Blast that Avicii’s family and team are still gathering the facts about exactly what happened to the young star. His publicist released a statement saying, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.” The statement continued, “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.”
The EDM star retired from live performing in 2016, citing health reasons. He told Billboard, “To me it was something I had to do for my health.”
Just a few days ago, he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP “Avicii (01).