Avicii, well-known Swedish DJ and musician, dies at 28

Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, gained fame with his 2013 worldwide hit Wake Me Up. His publicist confirmed he was found dead in Oman on Friday, revealing no further details.
Avicii in 2014 Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Famous Swedish DJ Avicii passed away on Friday at the age of 28. His publicist confirmed that he was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. "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 is perhaps best known for his 2013 hit Wake Me Up, which was included on his debut studio album True. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2012 for the song Sunshine, in which he collaborated with DJ David Guetta.

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