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Trance music world reacts to Avicii’s shocking death

RIP Tim Bergling, Avicii.

Trance DJ’s across the world have taken to Twitter following the death of Swedish dance music star Avicii, real name Tim Bergling.

The DJ and producer, known for producing hits such as ‘Levels’, ‘Seek Bromance’, ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Drowning’ Remix for Armin van Buuren, ‘Sunshine’ with David Guetta, which earned him a Grammy nomination and many more, died today in Muscat, Oman, his publicist Diana Baron confirmed. He was 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Diana Baron said in a statement.

“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 cause of death was given and Diana Baron said no further statements would be released.

Gareth Emery, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Arty, Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, Daniel Kandi, Emma Hewitt, Marcus Santoro, Allen Watts, Above & Beyond, Shogun, ilan Bluestone and more are expressing their condolences on social media.

“Shocked and saddened to learn of Avicii’s passing. A humble and immensely talented artist. Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones,” UK trio Above & Beyond wrote on Twitter.

Gareth Emery tweeted: “The dance music industry simply has to get better at looking after our younger stars. Heavy touring is mentally and physically brutal even when you’re prepared for it. There will always be more gigs, more money, more tunes, but you only get one life. This is a wake up call.”

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RIP Tim Bergling, Avicci.

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Written by Miguel Ramirez

My name is Miguel, and i'm a trance addict.

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