At the age of 28: Star DJ Avicii found dead in Oman
The famous DJ Avicii is dead. The 28-year-old was found dead today in Muscat, Oman. His management confirmed the death of the native Swede, but did not reveal anything about the backgrounds. Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, became world famous with hits like “Hey Brother” and “Wake Me Up”.
The musician’s management said in a statement: “In deep sadness today we must witness the death of Tim Bergling, aka Avicii , proclaim. He died dead on Friday afternoon in Muscat, Oman , found. His family is devastated and we ask everyone to respect the privacy of the family at this difficult time. “Nothing is yet known about the circumstances of death.
Avicii landed a summer hit in 2013 with “Wake me Up”. According to GfK it is the song with the second most downloads ever in Germany – behind pop singer Helene Fischer , who holds the download record in Germany with her hit “Atemlos durch die Nacht”.
Almost two years ago, Avicii announced that he would no longer perform live and instead focus on his life as a human behind the artist. “Hello world, thank you for having been able to realize my dreams for so many years, I will forever be grateful to have achieved everything with the help of my team and my beloved fans,” he wrote on Facebook ,
Two years ago, he wrote: “There is still so much I want to do with my life”
He further explained that on a tour through the USA with friends and his team, he realized that he had to take this step: “I grew up while working as an artist, I got to know myself better and myself I’ve noticed that there’s so much I want to do with my life, I have strong interests in many different areas, but there’s not enough time to live them out. ”
Even before that, Avicii had been struggling with health problems. As a result of excessive alcohol consumption of the Swede suffered from pancreatitis, reported “Billboard.com In 2014, he had to cancel several shows, after him the appendix and the gallbladder were removed.
His rise began in 2011
The song “Levels” made Avicii world famous and catapulted him into the top 10 internationally in 2011. After that there were many more hits like “I Could Be the One”, “Wake Me Up”, “Hey Brother” or “Waiting for Love “. What Avicii tackled promised success. In the scene of the “Electronic Dance Music” (EDM) he was a celebrated star.
Avicii was one of the highest paid DJs in the world. According to a Forbes ranking, he earned about 28 million dollars in 2014. His last Instagram post was on April 4 by the Swede. At that time he was in California.
He worked with Madonna and Robbie Williams
The Swede was considered one of the most successful music mixer in the electropop industry. He collaborated with Chris Martin (Coldplay), Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams and Madonna. The British “DJ Magazine” named him the third best disc jockey in 2012 and 2013. He was still ranked 28th on the top 100 list in 2017.
In 2014 Avicii won two trophies at the most important German music award Echo: “Wake Me Up” as “Hit of the Year”, and also won in the category “Artist Electronic Dance Music”. Several months later, he canceled his tour due to health problems.
Colleagues mourn for Avicii
In social networks, many artists were deeply affected. German star DJ Zedd wrote: “No words can describe the sadness that I feel.” Fehlix Jähn wrote on Instagram : “I’m lost for words. I would not be where I am without Avicii. ‘Levels’ made me want to create my own music. ”
Rita Ora wrote on twitter : “I remember how great it was to record ‘Lonely’ with him and it feels like it was yesterday that we talked to each other.”
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