Today we lost a legend. Swedish DJ Avicii, Tim Bergling, passed away suddenly at 28.
While there have not been many details around the artist’s death, the news has hit the dance music community hard. Personally, so much of Avicii’s early work helped me fall in love with dance music.
Today, I’ve spent much of the day listening to songs like ‘Levels’, ‘Bromance’, and ‘Penguin’. The legacy of Avicii will no doubt live on forever. His euphoric, happy productions helped push dance music into the mainstream culture. There is no other way to really put this, it just sucks. Dance music’s biggest names have spent today honoring Avicii, sharing their experiences with the legend’s music.
The body of the Swedish-born producer, who is known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up, Levels and Hey Brother, was found in Oman on Friday, a publicist confirmed.
Avicii, born Tim Bergling, quit touring in 2016 due to battles with his health, suffering from acute pancreatitis and had to have his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.
In the past, the DJ struggled with addiction and was hospitalized twice for alcohol related issues.
The cause of Avicii’s death is not yet known.
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The Dance Music Community Reacts To The Tragic Death Of Avicii
. @Avicii was talented and kind, and I was genuinely excited to see what would come next from him. His future most certainly should have been written beyond age 28. I am
Rest easy Tim.
— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 20, 2018
I’m shook. Avicii. RIP.
Sometimes I think only death immortalizes art.
— ZHU (@ZHUmusic) April 20, 2018
RIP @Avicii you will be insanely missed…my deepest condolences to his family.
— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
I have no words.. RIP Tim 🌹
— Eric Prydz (@ericprydz) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
Rest in peace, Avicii.
We lost a legend.
No no no no this can’t be true…
— CARNAGE (@djcarnage) April 20, 2018
— SiriusXM Electro (@sxmElectro) April 20, 2018
I will give to you the love you seek and more.
— ETC!ETC! (@IAMETC) April 20, 2018
Terrible + tragic to hear about @Avicii‘s passing. His work not only influenced the dance music industry, but also was a gateway to so many new fans that will be the backbone of our scene for many years. The Jim Morrison of the EDM generation. Thoughts and prayers with his family
— Markus Schulz (@MarkusSchulz) April 20, 2018
RIP @Avicii … very sad news💔
— Justin Martin (@mrJUSTINMARTIN) April 20, 2018
The one person who inspired me to start producing in the first place.
The movement you created is timeless and your legacy will live forever.
Rest In Peace, Tim. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/d1xBrKzxaX
— Sam Feldt 🌴 (@SamFeldtMusic) April 20, 2018
— DIM MAK (@dimmak) April 20, 2018
Such an eye opener for me. I was headed down a path very similar had I not made certain changes in my life. So, actually, thank you a lot Tim for helping me realize this. You’ve impacted my life in many more ways than you know. Thanks man. pic.twitter.com/gt5tZFy841
— ookay ! (@Ookay) April 20, 2018
RIP to @Avicii, such an amazing soul who I had the pleasure of meeting throughout life. His music was and will remain an inspiration to millions including myself. What a sad day for us all. Love and condolences to his friends and family.
— TYDI (@tyDi) April 20, 2018
Only 28 super sad to lose someone that’s given so much to music culture. Big love Avicii
— Lil’ Clarkie (@djwillclarke) April 20, 2018