Swedish electronic music DJ Avicii found dead at age 28

The 28-year-old Swedish DJ/producer was found dead on Friday afternoon in a hotel in Muscat, Oman, his representative has confirmed.

The musician later revealed he had made the decision for health reasons. His collaboration with French DJ David Guetta resulted in their single "Sunshine" being nominated for a Grammy.

"Thank you for your lovely melodies, the time we shared in the studio, playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends". Back in 2014, the Swedish DJ had to cancel several scheduled shows after having his gallbladder and appendix both removed that same year.

Another Hong Kong DJ, Simon Ng, became an avid fan of Avicii when the Swede released his debut album, True, in 2013 - the same year he saw Bergling play live at the South Korea leg of the worldwide EDM festival Ultra.

The EDM and DJ communities are mourning the death of their fellow artist, Avicii, 28, whose shocking death has rocked the music world entirely. "Fond memories of creating music", Lambert tweeted, posting a clip of their music video for " Lay Me Down", with veteran rock star Nile Rodgers. I remember who fantastic it was to make Lonely Together and it felt just like yesterday we were talking. But his troubles began in 2012, when he was hospitalized in NY for 11 days with acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. It was not the shows and not the music.

Tiesto, an early mentor to Avicii said: "Words cannot describe how I feel right now".

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"I was drinking way too much, partying in general way too much", he said in a 2013 interview with Time magazine. "It is the beginning of something new", his posting said.

Although his cause of death was not released, Avicii had recent health problems severe enough that he stopped performing live in 2016. He had been working with other artists and was producing music in the studio for them till date. It was always very hard for me. "I took on board too much negative energy, I think", he said at the time.

Avicii released his first album, "Authentic", at 2013, prior to falling his second record - named "tales" - at 2015.

He quit touring in 2016 but continued making music in the studio.

Once Avicii turned 18, he nearly instantly started touring, his first gig being at a club in Miami.

While there are few details about his passing, the only thing that's clear is that the talented producer was taken from us too soon.

  • Myrtle Hill