Professionally known as Avicii, Swedish musician Tim Bergling died in Muscat, Oman on April 20, 2018. He was 28.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Avicii’s representative said in a statement obtained by BBC. “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time.”
The representative did not reveal the cause of Avicii’s death. But according to rumors, it has something to do with the health of the musician, who is a pioneer of electronic dance music (EDM).
In 2014, Avicii pulled out of Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida due to stomach pains. He then underwent an operation for the removal of his appendix and gallbladder.
In 2016, Avicii confirmed through his official website that health concerns had something to do with his retirement from touring. His health problems, which included acute pancreatitis, were said to be caused by excessive drinking.
In 2017, he wrote, “Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it,” Avicii wrote in 2017. “But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.”
Avicii was spending holidays with friends in Muscat when he was found dead. Among the places they visited was Muscat Hills Resort.
The second and last studio album of Avicii titled “Stories” was released on October 2, 2015. It contained 14 tracks including “Waiting for Love,” “For a Better Day,” “Broken Arrows” and “Pure Grinding.”
On August 11, 2017, Avicii released a song titled “Lonely Together” featuring Rita Ora. It was the second single from his extended play titled “Avici (01).”
“Lonely Together” was Avicii’s last single before his death. Watch the music video here: