Avicii, Dead at 28

EDM scene in shock

The electronic dance music community is in shock with the passing of one its biggest stars. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” read the representative’s 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’s health struggles are well known. The DJ suffered from acute pancreatitis. In 2014, he had his appendix and gallbladder removed. Two years ago, he retired from performing due to his health. However, he continued to make beats.

“The end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio,” he wrote on his website. “The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.”

The two-time Grammy nominee was the first DJ to headline New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

EDM world mourns


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