Swedish DJ Avicii found dead in Oman, aged 28
Swedish electronic music artist, DJ and producer Tim Bergling AKA Avicii has died aged 28 according to his management. He passed away in the city of Muscat in Oman. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” a statement from his publicist read, as cited by Variety. “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.” Bergling officially retired from live performing in 2016 citing deteriorating health including acute pancreatitis. He also had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. He was twice nominated for a Grammy Award: once for his song on the track 'Sunshine' with David Guetta in 2012 and later for his 2013 track 'Levels.' He won two MTV Awards and a Billboard Music Award. He had just been nominated for another Billboard Award for Best Dance/Electronic music album for his most recent EP 'Avicii (01).'