DJ Avicii Dead at 28
Swedish deejay and producer Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died Friday. He was 28 years old.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his rep confirms to PEOPLE in a statement. “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.”
Back in 2016, the DJ announced his early retirement from touring since he had been at it since he was a teen. website. Avicii also suffered from several health problems, some of which included acute pancreatitis which caused him to have his gallbladder and appendix removed four years ago.