Dance music star Avicii dead at 28

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Swedish-born producer and DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died Friday, April 20th, 2018, as confirmed by his publicist Diana Baron. His death comes just days after his 2017 EP, Avīci (01), was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Baron said in an issued statement. “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.”

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Bergling initially honed his artistic style as a participant in the Laidback Luke forum, an…

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