UPDATE @ April 23 2018 10.30am | We are no closer to knowing how popular DJ Avicii died, but “foul play” has been ruled out.
Two autopsies have been conducted on the body of the Swedish-born musician, who died suddenly on Friday, at the tender age of 28.
They have found “nothing suspicious”, but the exact cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
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The body of the Grammy-nominated DJ, who was born as Tim Bergling, has now been cleared to be returned to Sweden where he is expected to be laid to rest.
EARLIER @ April 21 2018 1pm | SOCIAL media has lit up with tributes from celebrities and fans from all around the world following the shock death of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii.
The Swedish artist, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in the Middle Eastern nation of Oman on Friday, publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. He was 28.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement read.
“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.”
No more details about the DJ’s death were provided.
Avicii was a global pop star and one of the biggest names in the world of electronic dance music, performing to packed arenas and sold-out concerts around the world.
His shock death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP Avicii (01).
The 28-year-old had six top 10 singles in Australia and won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and eared two Grammy nominations.
His most recognised song, Wake Me Up, was a multi-platinum success with the 2013 chart-topper peaking at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
At the time of writing, it had accumulated more than 1.4 billion views on YouTube.
After suffering acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking, and having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, the star cancelled a series of shows in an attempt to recover before retiring from touring altogether in 2016.
During his time on the global stage, Avicii collaborated with many high-profile artists and produced many hits, including Madonna’s ‘Devil Play’ and Coldplay’s ‘A Sky Full of Stars’ and ‘Hymn for the Weekend’.
Celebrities have joined thousands of people and taken to social media to express their sadness and shock at the megastar’s passing.
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 x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
So Sad……. So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. ? Gone too Soon. pic.twitter.com/l7FDKCu6K4
— Madonna (@Madonna) April 20, 2018
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….?
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Rest easy Avicii, you inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person x
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) April 20, 2018