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."
READ: DJ Avicii dies at age 28
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.
Life is Fragile....Just last week I was chatting with you and @shaunduvet about working together,excited about being inspired by your recent visit in South Africa.— Black Coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) April 20, 2018
Death be not proud.
RIP Bro @avicii -- pic.twitter.com/7GW5Vx9EFG
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:
Goodnight to superstar house dj Avicii. He is gone too soon at the age of 28. Over his short but stellar career he gave millions of people the night of their lives and knew a kind of fame that few get to experience. You will be missed brother.— Alexander Polinsky (@Alex_Polinsky) April 20, 2018
Drop that bass in heaven.
RIP Avicii— HermaineM. (@HermaineM) April 20, 2018
Thank you for great music ----
Wake me up
"One day you&39;ll leave this world behind— kasturi shankar (@KasthuriShankar) April 20, 2018
So live a life you will remember."
My father told me when I was just a child
These are the nights that never die"....
RIP Avicii. Avicii pic.twitter.com/0SmVny7DYs
Avicii— ° (@HashtaggerWoods) April 20, 2018
I took a pill in Ibiza - to show Avicii I was cool
and Avicii was like:
"I could be the one to make you feel that way
I could be the one to set you free"
R.I.P to the king of the most memorable melodic beats pic.twitter.com/t0vh29OKh0
The loss of Avicii is devastating.He accomplished so much in his young life and never truly found happiness.His passing is a bold reminder that no one “has it all”. While social media paints a perfect picture, it’s not real.If you have health & love you have everything you need— Aashish Kushwaha (@ParwanaDeewana) April 20, 2018
"One day you&39;ll leave this world behind - So live a life you will remember."— Love Belfast ?? (@love_belfast) April 20, 2018
My father told me when I was just a child - These are the nights that never die"....
RIP @Avicii. Avicii lovebelfast pic.twitter.com/lqaA5t25dO
– Boniswa Khumalo