WATCH: Avicii fans shocked by his untimely death

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Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer Avicii (Tim Bergling) takes a selfie on Table Mountain, South Africa in this picture obtained from social media January 11, 2018.

JOHANNESBURG – Swedish EDM (Electronic Dance Music) DJ Avicii was found unconscious on Friday in Oman, Muscat.

Known to his family and friends as Tim Bergling, Avicii sudden death has shocked his fans worldwide.

His publicist Diana Baron says, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time."

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After his hit songs like Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother” he had announced that he was retiring from the industry beacsue the scene was “not for him” and he was struggling with health issues.

 

"I&39;m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think," he said in 2016.

South African Dj Black Coffee also paid his respects to Avicii.

 

His accolades include Billboard Awards, Europian Music Awards and American Music Awards.

Fans have taken to social media to pay tribute the late EDM Dj:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Boniswa Khumalo