DJ, artist and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii, was pronounced dead this afternoon in Oman, according to his rep, at the age of 28.
Statement from his rep:
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” the statement reads. “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.”
According to sources, he had suffered from health issues for several years, partly due to excessive drinking.