Tim Bergling, the Swedish D.J. and electronic dance music producer who
rose to fame under the stage name Avicii, was found dead on Friday in
Muscat, the capital of Oman. He was 28.
His death was confirmed by a spokeswoman, Diana Baron, who did not
specify a cause. He was in Oman, a popular vacation destination on
the Arabian Peninsula, to visit friends, she said.
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," a statement to CNN read. "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."
Died From Apparent Suicide
“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.
We love you,