World's most successful Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28


Avicii's 2011 hit "Levels" pushed the young DJ into the global spotlight, and 2013's "Wake Me Up" earned the honor of the most-streamed song in Spotify's history at the peak of EDM mania. Baron said no further statements would be released.

Avicii's death comes as a shock to the world since the DJ was already at the height of his career.

The source said two post-mortem examinations had been conducted and "we absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion of death".

The DJ and producer Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, sadly died this afternoon in Oman, according to reports. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their privacy in this hard time.

Avicii was an worldwide pop star, performing his well-known electronic dance songs around the world for feverish fans, sometimes hundreds of thousands at the music festivals, where he was the headline act.

Avicii's hits include "Wake Me Up!" and "You Make Me".

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Scottish musician Calvin Harris wrote: "Devastating news about Avicii, a handsome soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do".

The famous, talented music lover will live in our hearts forever. I'm still collecting my thoughts and thank you all for the kind words and texts.

The Wake Me Up DJ died on 20 April, aged 28, while in Oman. In 2014, he also canceled a series of shows so he could focus on his recovery. He barely escaped the 27 Club and that is what really creeps me out.

A punishing tour schedule, combined with health problems and struggles with alcohol, led Avicii to retire from live performance in 2016, at age 26.

"Nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and I'm very proud of him". Avicii's swift rise to the upper echelons of EDM was fueled partly by a grueling touring schedule, which led him to officially retire from touring in 2016.

"Rest In Peace @Avicii - u inspired some of my writing and I'm sure thousands of others, u will be missed", he wrote.