Tim Bergling aka Aviccii was found dead in Muscat, Oman , last Friday . Three days later , 2 biopsies were unable to determine the cause of death .
His reps stated
“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.”
Bergling began his career at age 16 posting his remixes in online forums of electronic music, which led him to sign his first record label deal. He rose to prominence in 2011 with his breakthrough single “Levels“. His debut studio album, True (2013), featured electronic music blended with elements of several music genres and received generally positive reviews from music critics. It peaked within the top ten in more than fifteen countries and topped the Australian, Swedish, Danish and US dance charts. It was supported by the lead single “Wake Me Up“, which topped most music markets in Europe and reached number four in the US. In 2015 he released his second studio album, Stories, and in 2017 he released an EP titled Avīci (01). In 2016, he retired from touring due to health reasons .