Swedish DJ and Music Producer Avicii Found Dead at 28


Elena Sanderson

Swedish musician and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii with popular hits such as “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”  was found dead on Friday, April 20th in Oman at the very young age of 28.

According to The New York Times, “He was in Oman, a popular vacation destination on the Arabian Peninsula, to visit friends.”

Spokeswoman Diana Baron confirmed his death, however no specific cause for his death was given. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time,” Baron said.

At this time, there is still no known cause of death. However, Royal Oman Police told CNN that there is no criminal suspicion in Avicii’s death. “Two postmortems were carried out… and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” reported the police.

According to The New York Times however, Avicii did have some health problems in the past. “He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. Before that, at 21, he learned he had acute pancreatitis, which he said was related in part to excessive drinking,” Liam Stack stated in his article on April 20th, the date of Avicii’s death, entitled “Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28.”

Avicii was a very popular and talented individual who will be missed by us all. “On his recordings Avicii teamed up with a wide range of musicians, including the bluegrass artist Dan Tyminski, the country-rock singer Zac Brown, the glam-pop vocalist Adam Lambert and the rapper-singer Wyclef Jean,” The New York Times noted.

In addition to that, “He produced music for Madonna and Coldplay and became one of the highest paid D.J.s. In 2015, Forbes ranked him as the world’s sixth-highest-paid D.J., estimating his annual earnings at $19 million,” The New York Times added.