Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ known as Avicii, was pronounced dead on Friday 20 April 2018. The musician had been battling health problems for years, he was said to suffer from acute pancreatitis, initially induced by stress and excessive drinking. Bergling, known for hits such as “Wake Me Up” and “Waiting for Love,” had both his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. In 2016, he announced his official retirement from touring in order to focus on his health.
The star’s reps released a statement announcing the news of the DJ’s passing. “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.”
Fans and fellow musicians took to social media platforms to share their heartfelt condolences. Oman police have since reported that no foul play or criminal activity is suspected to have played a role in the star’s death.