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.”
See more Tweets below.
RIP Tim Bergling, Avicci.
Deeply shocked and can’t believe that dance music has lost one of its icons today. Avicii’s music changed the lives of so many people. He will be missed dearly. My sincere condolences to his family, friends & loved ones. May you find the strength you need in these difficult times pic.twitter.com/PLqYaiaLMd
— Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) April 20, 2018
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 ?
— Gareth Emery (@garethemery) April 20, 2018
Genuinely heartbroken about Avicii. Not just because I was a huge fan, and massively inspired by his work, or because he was such a genuinely nice person, but he was just 28.
He had a whole life left to make music for the world and all of a sudden it’s over ?
RIP Tim Bergling
— Gareth Emery (@garethemery) April 20, 2018
— Giuseppe Ottaviani (@GOttaviani) April 20, 2018
Rip @Avicii ? just like Winehouse, hes just gone too soon. Can’t deny what he did for dance music. Totally reinvented it.
— Daniel Kandi (@TheDanielKandi) April 20, 2018
RIP Avicii. Still remember our shows together, and when I received ‘Drowning (Avicii Remix)’ as an early promo which became a timeless masterpiece. You will be missed.
— SHOGUN (@shogunmusic) April 20, 2018
— Omar Sherif (@djomarsherif) April 20, 2018
we have no words … rest in peace @Avicii ??
— Cosmic Gate (@cosmicgate) April 20, 2018
Just lost for words… 🙁
— ilan Bluestone (@iBluestone) April 20, 2018
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.
— Above & Beyond (@aboveandbeyond) April 20, 2018
Rest In Peace Avicii ?
— Emma Hewitt (@emhewitt) April 20, 2018
Thoughts go out to the family of Tim Bergling.. RIP @Avicii
— Allen Watts (@AllenWattsMusic) April 20, 2018
Wow what just happened…. @Avicii
— Marcus Santoro (@MarcusSantoroDJ) April 20, 2018
Devastating news. Too young. Can’t help but feeling it could have been prevented. ?
Look after each other at all costs.
— ☈OX△NNE EME☈Y (@Roxanne_Emery) April 20, 2018
Very shocked and saddened at hearing the news about Avicii
— Richard Bedford (@RichardBedford) April 20, 2018
The news of Avicii’s passing has hit us hard. We would like to express our sympathy and offer our condolences to his family. The world of electronic dance music won’t be the same without him. pic.twitter.com/jHMqr8XpL2
— A State of Trance (@asot) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace Avicii. Shocked ? pic.twitter.com/c4N6qAdhiZ
— Menno de Jong (@mennodejong) April 20, 2018
Absolutely devastated to hear about Avicii’s passing. From his early productions under his own names to the tracks that made him an inspiration to millions around the world. R.I.P. brother. #RIPAvicii @Avicii ?
— SeanMathewsOfficial (@djseanmathews) April 20, 2018
Just heard the news. @avicii was a young & inspiring talent gone way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.
— Ferry Corsten (@FerryCorsten) April 20, 2018
Can’t believe the news And still actually hard to swallow. Friend, colleague and a true ambassador of the music industry who has inspired thousands. At 28 is so sad. Tim ( @Avicii )you will b missed ! X
— Ashley Wallbridge (@AshWallbridge) April 20, 2018
— Pierre Pienaar (@PierrePienaar) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace Avicii – can’t believe I’m typing this ?
— SAM LAXTON (@SamLaxtonDJ) April 20, 2018
Wow just heard about Avicii, incredibly sad news. May he rest in peace. Huge influencer of electronic music 🙁
— Craig Connelly (@craig_connelly) April 20, 2018
Sad to know it’s true…
R.I.P. Avicii ❤
— Alessandra Roncone (@RonconeOfficial) April 20, 2018
So sad to hear about the passing of @Avicii. Loved his music. Saw him play at Ultra Miami 2013 where he played his album for the very first time, saw him destroy EDC London, and went to his concert in London too. Gonna miss his music! #RIP Avicii
— Ben Gold (@BenGoldMusic) April 20, 2018
he was just 28 … no words … rip
— Manuel Le Saux (@ManuelLeSaux) April 20, 2018
Wake me up when it’s all over.. #RIPAvicii
— A & Z (@AZmusicc) April 20, 2018