Swedish DJ Avicii Dead at 28

Publicist confirms tragic news

Swedish DJ Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, Friday afternoon, his publicist Diana Baron confirmed. Avicii, who was born Tim Bergling, was 28.

Health issues had forced Bergling to retire from performing in 2014.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Baron said in a statement released to Billboard. “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.”