Avicii Mourned by Calvin Harris, Zedd, Liam Payne: ‘I’m Crying on the Airplane’

Nile Rodgers, Charlie Puth and more music icons react to the death of the Swedish DJ, who died on Friday at the age of 28

Last Updated: April 20, 2018 @ 12:38 PM

Fans of Swedish DJ and producer Avicii took to social media to pay their respects to the musician, who died on Friday at the age of 28.

“Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim,” Calvin Harris wrote.

Charlie Puth said, “Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.”

Avicii, born Tim Bergling, passed away at the age of 28.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his rep Diana Baron said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, April 20. 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.”

In 2016, the musician announced that he would retire from live performances due to health issues, citing a need “to make a change that I’d been struggling with for a while.”

Avicii’s songs include “Wake Me Up,” “Hey Brother,” “Levels,” “I Could Be The One,” “Without You,” “My Feelings For You” and “Fade Into Darkness.”

He released two studio albums — one in 2013 and one in 2016. Avicii was ranked third on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs in 2012 and 2013 and was nominated twice for a Grammy. In a statement on his website last year, the musician said he had begun work on another release.

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