'Wake Me Up' hitmaker DJ Avicii dies, aged 28

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Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii was found dead on Friday in Oman.

Swedish musician and DJ Tim Bergling, known as Avicii died at age 28 on Friday, April 20th.

Avicii DJ, real name Tim Bergling, was only 28.

Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music in Europe, has been found dead, his United States publicist has confirmed.

"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this hard time", she added, without saying what had caused his death.

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A cause of death for the popular DJ has not been confirmed, and Baron declined to comment further on the incident. In 2011, he went big with his worldwide 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.

"No @Avicii. I can't even begin to comprehend this", she wrote, "I adore you and I loved traveling and touring Europe with you". Asked how Ash found him in the first place, Avicii said, "He ran across some of my stuff on the blogs and sent me a Facebook message asking to meet up for a coffee!"

In addition to "Wake Me Up", he's also known for EDM songs like "Levels" and "Hey Brother". In the past, he had suffered from acute pancreatitis, and he had his appendix and gallbladder removed. 3 - Avicii V Nicky Romero, I Could Be The One2 - Avicii, Levels1 - Avicii, Wake Me UpStick some Avicii tunes on tonight and pay tribute to a true musical legend of our time. "It was not the shows and not the music". Now that I have more time in the studio, I want to learn as much about other genres as possible. Rita Ora, who released the hit "Lonely Together" with Avicii, also posted, "I have no words".

Avicii's contemporary, Calvin Harris, called him "a lovely soul" and lamented that he had "so much more to do". His biggest hit was "Le7els". "I took on board too much negative energy, I think", he said.

"Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it". His collaboration with French DJ David Guetta resulted in their single "Sunshine" being nominated for a Grammy. "My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans". One of the most admired and prolific dance music artists of the last decade, he helped pave the way for EDM on the Las Vegas Strip, headlining at Wynn's XS Nightclub and Marquee at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, among others.