Swedish DJ Avicii found dead in Muscat

Swedish DJ Avicii found dead in Muscat

Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tours
Updated 06 Apr, 2019

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman.

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time,” the statement said.

Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tours. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was “Le7els.”

His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP “Avicii (01).” He was nominated alongside his peers, who have taken EDM mainstream of late — The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris and Kygo.

Avicii’s hits include “Wake Me Up!” ″The Days” and “You Make Me.” He is the subject of the 2017 Levan Tsikurishvil documentary “Avicii: True Stories.”

Avicii had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he canceled a series of shows in attempt to recover. He quit touring in 2016 but continued making music in the studio.

“It’s been a very crazy journey. I started producing when I was 16. I started touring when I was 18. From that point on, I just jumped into 100 percent,” Avicii told Billboard magazine in 2016.

“When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price - a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me - but it was the best journey of my life.”

Last year, he posted this message on his website, promising to keep creating: “The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.”


Alba Apr 20, 2018 11:36pm
DJ's are egotistical and boring. Sorry.
Jamila Anderson Apr 21, 2018 02:05am
You were a wonderful artist Avicii, so sad to hear about your demise. People in Sverige idolized you. My thoughts and prayers for your family. Thank you for making us all dance. See you on the other side soon. :)
Imtiaz Ali Khan Apr 21, 2018 04:30am
So sad RIP beautiful soul :( May Almighty give peace to his family
f Apr 21, 2018 09:15am
A top indian actress also died mysteriously a month back in dubai
Junaid Apr 21, 2018 01:28pm
Very sad, great producer. Very sad. Rest in peace.
Hammad Ashraf Apr 22, 2018 11:23am
It is big loss for best music. He is a brilliant musition. RIP.