A world famous music star DJ Avicii dies, Celebrities & fans pay tributes! Know who was Avicii

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Tim Bergling, the Grammy nominated Swedish DJ better known as Avicii, died Friday (20 April 2018) in Muscat. News of his death shocked the EDM community and fans, particularly in Europe, where he was a popular attraction at festivals and dance clubs.

Avicii was one of the most successful touring DJs in the industry, working with artists including Madonna. He had a crossover pop hit in 2013 with “Wake Me Up.”

Who was Avicii?

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Avicii

* One of the biggest names in dance music of the last 10 years, he had a catalogue full of pumping, uplifting, house smashes

* He started his career when he won a production competition held by Pete Tong in 2008

* Avicii went on to notch up 11 billion streams on Spotify and was the first EDM DJ to stage a worldwide arena tour

* He was nominated for two Grammy Awards and had nine UK top 10 singles, including two number ones

* The music star suffered from health problems including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking

* He later announced a return to the studio, and released a new self-titled EP in 2017.

* The EP, Avĩci (01), was nominated for a Billboard music award for top electronic album just days before his death.

* Avicii won a number of American Music Awards, Billboard music awards and MTV Europe Music awards for his EDM work. He also collaborated with Carlos Santana and Wyclef Jean on the official anthem for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil, “We Will Find a Way.”

How did the Wake Me Up DJ die?

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Avicii

* Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on April 20 2018.

* No details were released about his death, but his publicist said: “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.”

What illness did he have?

In 2017 Aviici stopped touring and live performances after being diagnosed with pancreatitis from excessive drinking.

The social media tributes from fellow musicians and artists poured in as soon as the news broke on Friday afternoon. Some tweets have been shared thousands of times.

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