Avicii, the Swedish DJ Famous for his electronic dance music, was found dead at the age of 28 on Friday 20 April in Muscat, Oman. His publicist Diana Baron confirmed the sad news and asked everyone to respect his family's need for privacy during this difficult time, TMZ reported.

Famous DJ had a successful music career

Avicii, real name Tim Burgling, was a Swedish DJ, musician, remixer and record producer. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 8 September 1989.

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He started his music career in 2006 and quickly became a world-renown artist with his work in electronic dance music (EDM). The superstar's most known songs include "Wake Me Up," "Hey Brother," "Levels" and "Waiting for Love."

During his career, Avicii was nominated for many music awards and won some of them, such as MTV Europe Music Awards and World Music Awards.

He was nominated for a Grammy award twice: once with his collaboration with David Guetta on "Sunshine" in 2012 and once with "Levels" in 2013.

Avicii's health problems caused early retirement

In 2016, Avicii announced his retirement from live-touring through an emotional letter from his official website, partly due to his health problems. He was known to have acute pancreatitis, with one of the reasons for it being his excessive alcohol use. This problem became public when he spent 11 days in hospital in January 2012. However, the Swedish DJ's problems continued during 2013. In 2014, he went through an appendix and gallbladder operation, which made him miss his show at Miami's Ultra Music Festival.

Avicii's older brother David Bergling travelled to Oman's capital city Muskat a few hours after the sad news, in hopes to find the reason that caused his death.

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David Bergling checked into a hotel close to Muscat Hills, where the DJ was vacationing. The DJ had checked in the resort some time last week and even posed with some of his fans during this vacation.

It is announced that two autopsies were carried out and that it showed no criminal suspicion in the death and Tim Burgling's body was being taken to his home country, Sweden.

People worldwide pay their tributes to the DJ

Tim Burgling - professionally known as Avicii's - death has shaken up the music industry and many artists have sent their condolences to his family and friends. People all around the world, and especially in his homeland Sweden, have reacted to the sad news by honoring his music and his memory.

Thousands of fans gathered in Sergels torn in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 21 April afternoon to pay their tributes. After a minute of silence, the place was filled with Avicii's music as well as crying fans. In the Netherlands, the tallest church tower played three of his songs ("Wake Me Up," "Without You" and "Hey Brother") through its bells at 11 AM on Sunday 22 April in tribute to the DJ.

The EDM superstar had affected many people with his work and will be missed by his family, friends, and fans.