DJ Avicii dies aged 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.

Avicii (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
Avicii (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

The electronic dance music producer, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman on Friday afternoon.

In a statement his publicist said: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.”

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“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time.”

His death comes days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album.

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris was one of the first to pay tribute, calling his fellow musician a “beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do”.

He added: “My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim”

Avicii, who boasted two UK number ones, retired from touring in 2016, having headlined T in the Park in its first year at Strathallan Castle.