World famous DJ, Avicii has been found dead in the Middle Eastern nation of Oman. He was just 28 years old.
The Swedish producer and DJ, born Tim Bergling was best known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up, Levels and Hey Brother and had collaborated with everyone from Coldplay to Madonna.
He was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tours.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist said 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.”
Despite his young age, the Swedish star had a history of illness and admitted to suffering from stress and anxiety.
He had suffered from acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in attempt to recover.
He quit touring in 2016 in order to focus on his health and recovery.
And less than a year ago, footage was released of the musician hospital-ridden in Australia while struggling with his health during his worldwide arena tour.
The snippet was from the Swedish artist's documentary, AVICII: TRUE STORIES.
Footage shot by documentary maker Levan Tsikurishvili between 2013 and 2016 shows Australian doctors telling the DJ his gall bladder needs removing.
The video later shows the music star appearing disorientated with his eyes rolling back into his head.
Avicii’s death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP "Avicii (01)".
Stars from the music world, including Calvin Harris and David Guetta, flooded Twitter with messages of shock and sadness.
Our thoughts are with his family at this tragic time.