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  • Today the EDM world is mourning the loss of Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii, real name

  • Tim Bergling -- who at the age of 28 was found dead. In a statement,

  • his publicist confirmed the news saying, "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."

  • In 2011, Avicii's breakthrough came internationally with the progressive house track "Levels"

  • which hit No. 1 in his native Sweden and on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart

  • -- and earned him a Grammy nod. The following year, his 2012 David Guetta collab "Sunshine"

  • earned him a Grammy nomination as well, and that same year, he became the first

  • electronic artist to headline New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

  • In 2013, Avicii released his debut studio album, True, which featured the game-changing,

  • massive international hit "Wake Me Up!" ft. Aloe Blacc.

  • Combining EDM, folk and country music, the song became reached No. 1 in many countries

  • and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. His second album, Stories, dropped in 2015

  • and featured vocals from Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Robbie Williams and more.

  • The EP Avīci (01) came out in Aug. 2017 and featured his Rita Ora collaboration

  • "Lonely Together."

  • Avicii's health issues were known to the public for several years prior to his death.

  • He suffered from acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014,

  • he canceled numerous shows in order to recover after having his

  • gallbladder and appendix removed.

  • Eventually, he decided to retire from touring entirely, and

  • in a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said: “To me it was something I had to do for

  • my health. The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music.

  • It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me.

  • I'm more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me."

  • Avicii's dance music peers and admirers, have been taking to social media

  • all day to express their grief.

  • Calvin Harris tweeted out his devastation over the news, adding that the legendary producer

  • was "a beautiful soul, [who was] passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do."

  • Dance heavyweight Kaskade expressed his sorrow, tweeting, "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 heartbroken."

  • And let's be honest, modern dance culture wouldn't have been the same without you, Avicii.

  • From all of us here at Billboard we send our thoughts and prayers to Tim's family and loved ones.

  • For more on Tim's life and legacy, head to Billboard.com.

  • Until next time, for Billboard News, I'm Chelsea Briggs.

Today the EDM world is mourning the loss of Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii, real name

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