28-year-old Swedish electronic dance music artist Avicii dies in Oman
Monday, April 23, 2018
On Friday afternoon, Swedish artist , stage name Avicii, was found dead in Oman's capital , stated his publicist Diana Baron. Baron did not specify the cause of Bergling's death in the statement and added, "the family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time." Bergling was 28 years old.
Born on September 8, 1989, in the Swedish capital Stockholm, Bergling released his first single in 2007. His single , released in 2011, received a nomination. He released his debut album in 2013; singles from True include and . In October 2015, he released his second album . Bergling has won , and . He received second Grammy nomination for , which he collaborated with .
In 2014, Bergling collaborated with Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean to release We Will Find a Way, one of the anthems for that year's FIFA Men's football World Cup in Brazil. In March 2014, Bergling was hospitalised. He had surgery to remove his gall bladder and appendix that year, and had previously suffered from pancreatitis in 2012. He announced quitting touring in early 2016, after performing at the .
Speaking to, Bergling said he stopped touring for the health complications. He added, "The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me [...] I'm more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think".
In his twelve-year career, Bergling collaborated with, David Guetta, , , , and . Bergling had about eleven billion streams on music streaming platform . Bergling released his final EP called in 2017, which was nominated for a Billboard award recently.
In an interview with VEVO Lift, Bergling explained about his stage name saying, "the namemeans the lowest level of hell". He said he added an extra 'i' since someone else was using that name on .
After Bergling's death, pop singer Madonna tweeted, "So Sad....... So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. 💙 Gone too Soon."
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