Avicii dead at 28

World-famous DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28.

The body of the Swedish-born producer, who is known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up,  Levels and Hey Brother, was found in Oman on Friday, a publicist confirmed.

Avicii, born Tim Bergling, quit touring in 2016 due to battles with his health, suffering from acute pancreatitis and had to have his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

In the past, the DJ struggled with addiction and was hospitalised twice for alcohol related issues.

The cause of Avicii’s death is not yet known.

Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ Tim Bergling's body found in Oman leaving family 'devastated'; he is seen in Los Angeles late last year

The DJ’s publicist said in a statement: ‘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.’

No more details about his death were provided. Oman police and state media had no immediate report late Friday night on the artist’s death.

Avicii battled with acute pancreatitis – which is a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas – due in part to excessive drinking.

As a result he had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, cancelling a series of shows in attempt to recover.

He quit touring in 2016 in order to focus on his health and recovery.

In November 2017, footage was released of the musician hospital-ridden in Australia while struggling with his health during his worldwide arena tour.


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