In devastating news, Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) was found dead on Friday, April 20th. His publicist, Diana Baron, confirmed the tragic death, according to Billboard. The Swedish DJ was only 28 years old.
While the cause of death is not yet known, Avicii did not hide that his health issues from the public. He suffered from acute pancreatitis, an ailment that eventually caused him to retire from touring in March of 2016.
The DJ had made a name for himself as one of the biggest electronic dance producers. HIs tracks consistently topped the Billboard 100, with perhaps his most recognizable track, “Wake Me Up” reaching #4 in 2013.
The music world took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Bergling, including fellow DJs Calvin Harris and Zedd.
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Other artists also expressed their sorrow at the loss of such a young talent.
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) April 20, 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
devastated at the news of @Avicii passing. working with him was one of my favorite collaborative moments. far too young. the world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art. sending all my love to his friends and family. Xxdr
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words today… one of the main reasons we got into dance music was because of you, your music was a gift to the world @Avicii thank you ☹️ I’ll always remember this night 7 or 8 years ago when I first met you❤️ Rest Easy Brother 😢 pic.twitter.com/hzAgBLlqvg
— Cheat Codes (@CheatCodesMusic) April 20, 2018
Avicii’s album AVĪCI (01) is currently nominated for Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Album.