The talented Swedish DJ was found dead in Muscat, Oman yesterday and the tragic news was confirmed by Avicii's publicist. "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th".
His death has come as a shock for numerous music lovers, who admired Avicii for his art. Along with many others, we wish for the parted soul to, Rest In Peace!
Sonam Kapoor: Listening to Avicii all morning. And People who make it are truly blessed.
Avicii was "a true musical genius", Kygo said. It was not the shows and not the music. "It was wonderful we were that close". He will be forever be missed. No cause of death has yet been released. Thank you for changing the world with your amazing music and for being such an inspiration.
In an interview with Billboard shortly after announcing the end of his touring days, Avicii said, "When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that?"
He then played Avicii's 2017 track, "Without You". which he said is his favorite. My heart goes out to his family. "God bless you Tim", Calvin Harris tweeted following the heartbreaking news.
For Avicii, the success became a stepping stone to reaching more markets, markets no one thought the European-aesthetic of EDM could reach. "I would have enjoyed nothing more than ripping into Avicii well into and beyond our 60's", he adds.
And fans were spotted dancing to the song in tribute. "Goodbye Dear Sweet Tim. Gone Too Soon". Several stars like John Newman and Dua Lipa expressed their sadness. In 2014, he teamed up with Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean and Alexandre Pires on the official FIFA World Cup anthem, We Will Find a Way.
Swedish DJ Eric Prydz simply posted: "I have no words..." He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. One of the most successful DJs in the industry, he worked with influential artists including Madonna, and tributes filled social media as news of his death spread. RIP to the very best.