Music producer and DJ Avicii has died, aged 28 2 years ago

Music producer and DJ Avicii has died, aged 28

The Swedish superstar was found dead in Oman on Friday.

Music producer and DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, has died at the age of 28.

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His publicist Diana Baron confirmed the news with an official statement issued to Billboard on Friday.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," Baron said.

"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."