Avicii's Sudden Death Breaks Hearts in the Music Industry and Beyond

Fellow DJ Calvin Harris says Avicii was “a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do.”

Avicii died Friday at the age of 28, and the music industry immediately began mourning the sudden loss of the world-renowned Swedish DJ and music producer.

Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, deadmau5, Zedd, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Cash Cash and Pauly D were among the first to express their condolences for their fellow DJ on social media. Artists including Liam Payne, Charlie Puth, Adam Lambert, Marshmello and Dua Lipa followed suit.

Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was best known for making a mark on the EDM scene with hits like "Levels," "Hey Brother" and "Wake Me Up."

Details surrounding Avicii’s death have not yet been released, but his reps released the following statement: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. 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."

The DJ was just nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album.

Rest in Peace, Avicii.

I can’t believe the news. So hard to write this out. Such a heavy loss heavy heavy loss. I miss u dear friend. Fuck fuck

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Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician. Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we shared in the studio , playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends. RIP @avicii

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Damn this is such terrible news. Such an inspiration to so many including myself. May you Rest In Paradise #ripavicii ???❤️

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