Avicii Reported Dead at 28
It is with great sorrow that we report that dance music superstar Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) has passed at age 28 after being found in Muscat, Oman.
Said his publicist:
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”
Avicii had come off his regularly touring schedule years ago after needing to focus further on his personal health. The maestro of EDM’s mass adoption, Avicii burst onto the scene in 2014 with his hit single “Levels” featuring the signature Etta James vocal that had everyone getting a good feeling.
With other hits including “Don’t Wake Me Up” ft. Aloe Blacc, “Fade Into Darkness”, “Seek Bromance”, countless high profile remixes, and Flo Rida jacking his style, Avicii was the epitome of one EDM’s brightest superstars.
His mastery of melodies and championing of the progressive house sound brought the EDM sound to the USA and has this author’s deepest condolences.