Tim Bergling, who was known as Avicii, was found dead in Oman at the age of 28 on Friday, April 20. His publicist, Diana Baron, confirmed his death and wrote a statement that stated to respect the privacy of his family members. As of right now, the cause of his death has not been announced and his representative states that there will be no further statements. Avicii is survived by his parents, two brothers, and sister, who are completely devastated. Avicii’s body will be flown to Sweden this week police confirm. Report by Billboard and BBC were used to create this article.

After the news of Avicii’s death came out to the media, musicians including Calvin Harris, Zedd, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, and Marshmello mourned his loss. In addition, many singers such as Liam Payne, Madonna, and Charlie Puth also mourned the loss of Avicii.

Health problems and retirement

Throughout his life, Avicii suffered from health problems which included acute pancreatitis. His acute pancreatitis was somewhat due to excessive drinking. In addition, it caused him to have his gallbladder and his appendix removed four years ago. In March 2016, Avicii decided to retire from touring completely in which he wrote an emotional letter to his fans. Bergling spoke to the Hollywood Reporter and he stated that the music scene was not for him.

In addition, he stated that he was not talking about the music. He was talking about everything else that came with being an artist and there was too much negative energy around him while touring.

His music career

When Bergling started his music career, he started releasing music on a forum called the Laidback Luke in the 2000s.

The forum was used for DJs and producers to post their music and get feedback from others who are on the forum as well. This lasted for Bergling until 2011, which was when he was able to get an international audience with the track called “Levels.” The track hit no. 1 in Sweden and it appeared on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.

In addition to that, the track earned him a Grammy nomination. When Bergling’s single “Sunshine” came out in 2012, which featured David Guetta, it earned him another Grammy nomination. Within the same year that his single “Sunshine” came out, he was the first electronic DJ to perform at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

In 2013, Avicii’s debut studio album, "True," was released. The album featured the international hit “Wake Me Up!,” which featured Aloe Blacc. The track was the No. 1 hit in multiple countries and hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Avicii’s second album, "Stories," was released in 2015. The album featured vocals from artists that included Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Robbie Williams, Matisyahu, Brandon Flowers, and more. He also had an EP come out in 2017 which featured his song “Lonely Together” featuring Rita Ora.