The DJ had a LOT of friends and fans in the music world and beyond, and all are pouring out their heartfelt reactions to his untimely death.
The publicist for Swedish DJ Avicii, whose legal name is Tim Bergling, announced that the 28-year-old passed away on Friday, April 20th.
The statement read QUOTE, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. 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.”
Avicii had previously spoken about his health struggles, particularly with his acute pancreatitis diagnosis, which was part of the reason he announced his plans to retire from touring in 2016.
As news of his death circulated, hundreds of grief-stricken friends and fans took to social media to share their reactions, including many of his peers from the EDM music world.
Calvin Harris Tweeted QUOTE, “Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x”.
Charlie Puth shared his admiration for Avicii with his reaction, writing QUOTE, “Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best”.
Liam Payne also paid respects, Tweeting QUOTE, “Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young…what a talent he was. rest in peace x.”
Fellow DJ Marshmello simply wrote QUOTE, “At a loss for words…Rest easy brother @Avicii”, while Zedd shared QUOTE, “No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away…Thoughts go out to his family and friends…”
Singer Dua Lipa also expressed her shock and sadness, Tweeting QUOTE, “Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x”
Band Imagine Dragons, who previously collaborated with Avicii, Tweeted QUOTE, “devastated at the news of @Avicii passing. working with him was one of my favorite collaborative moments. far too young. the world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art. sending all my love to his friends and family. Xxdr”
We here at Clevver also want to express our sincerest condolences to Tim’s family, friends and fans. We are so grateful for everything he contributed to the music world and know that he will be deeply missed.
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