WATCH: DJs Fresh, Euphonik hail Avicii as a pioneer in the industry

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Euphonik at the Ultra Music Festival 2015 on February 13, 2015 at the Penthouse of The Pepperclub Hotel on February 13, 2015 in Cape Town.

JOHANNESBURG - The world of house music has been rocked by the death of international DJ and producer Avicii.

He died on Friday at the age of 28.

WATCH: Avicii fans shocked by his untimely death

DJ Euphonik says Avicii was a pioneer in the industry and "the best of the best."

"He had a unique way of creating melodies," said Euphonik. "He was just the nicest guy in the world. He had massive success, he was humble… [an] overall nice guy."

DJ Fresh says Avicii has left a legacy that will continue to inspire future generations.

"Right now in SA there are so many kids making incredible music and I think it’s from seeing people like Avicii," said Fresh. "I think his legacy is well cemented. His legacy will live on for another 100 years."