“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” a statement from his rep said. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. 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.” He was 28.
Following the news about the passing of Avicii, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which has been his music publisher since 2010, issued the following statement:
“We are mourning the incredibly sad loss of an exceptionally creative talent who we have been honored and proud to represent as one of our songwriters for a number of years. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”
Fellow EDM star Calvin Harris was among the first to post, tweeting “Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x.”
Pop artist Charlie Puth wrote that he “would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.”
Madonna posted an Instagram photo with Avicii, standing behind his DJ booth with the artist at once of his shows, with the caption, “So Sad……. So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. Gone too Soon.” The two worked together on her “Rebel Heart” album, where he served as a producer.
Dua Lipa added that his death was “too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans,” and Liam Payne tweeted that he was “truly devastated for Avicii, very very sad news way too young… what a talent he was.”
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
Fellow electronic musicians Zedd, 3LAU, Marshmello, Deadmau5 and Dillon Francis sent love on Twitter, with 3LAU writing that he was “an unparalleled writer and one of my biggest inspirations will be remembered and missed for centuries to come.
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii :( Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
Imagine Dragons also tweeted thoughts for Avicii, with the band’s frontman Dan Reynolds tweeting that working with the DJ “was one of my favorite collaborative moments.” OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder added that he had “inspired some of my writing and I’m sure thousands of others.” Aloe Blacc, who collaborated with Avicii on “Wake Me Up,” said that “meeting him changed my life.”
devastated at the news of @Avicii passing. working with him was one of my favorite collaborative moments. far too young. the world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art. sending all my love to his friends and family. Xxdr
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) April 20, 2018
Rest In Peace @Avicii – u inspired some of my writing and I’m sure thousands of others, u will be missed
— Ryan Tedder (@RyanTedder) April 20, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to Tim's family and close friends. I can't express how deeply sad I am. Meeting him changed my life. He was an amazingly talented person and it hurts so bad that he's gone.
— Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc) April 20, 2018
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— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I’m devastated. Heartbroken.
— Rita Ora ⚡️ (@RitaOra) April 20, 2018
. @Avicii was talented and kind, and I was genuinely excited to see what would come next from him. His future most certainly should have been written beyond age 28. I am
Rest easy Tim.
— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 20, 2018
So sad to hear the news about Avicii today… RIP 🙏🏼. Gone way too young 😞. Sending love to his family, friends & fans. ♥️
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) April 20, 2018
Avicii contributed incredible art to this world. devastated to hear about this. Rest In Peace. X
— Sabrina Carpenter (@SabrinaAnnLynn) April 20, 2018
Terribly sad news about Avicii. Such a talent and great guy. RIP
— Max George (@MaxGeorge) April 20, 2018
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