Avicii dead – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa lead tributes to Swedish DJ who died aged 28

His rep confirmed the sudden news of his passing in a statement today.

Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – died in Muscat, Oman but the circumstances surrounding his death are currently unclear.

In a statement, his rep 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.”

His good friend Calvin, who’s previously worked with the superstar musician, told his fans he was devastated.

Calvin tweeted: “Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x.”

Dua Lipa also paid tribute to the star and wrote: “Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.”

Liam Payne couldn't hide the shock in the message he sent out to his followers.

He tweeted: “Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x.”

Charlie Puth told his fans: “Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like.

“@Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I cannot believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.”

Olly Barkley added: “Shocked and genuinely saddened to hear of @Avicii death just now. He was such a strong memory of my introduction into electronic music so many years ago. Thank you for all the memories and happy times spent listening to your music.”

OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder told his fans Avicii was one of his biggest inspirations.

He tweeted: “Rest In Peace @Avicii – u inspired some of my writing and I’m sure thousands of others, u will be missed.”

Avicii's good pal and fellow DJ Tisto added: “Words can not describe how I feel right now..I am gonna miss you brother.”

After hearing the tragic news, Rita Ora told her fans: “I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I’m devastated. Heartbroken.”

Madonna shared a picture of herself performing on stage with the star.

Next to the snap she wrote: “So Sad……. So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. Gone too Soon.”

The DJ suffered from acute pancreatitis – in part due to excessive drinking – and then in 2014 he had to cancel a number of shows to recuperate after having his gallbladder and appendix removed.

He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016: “To me it was something I had to do for my health.

“The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”

Avicii started his career in the early noughties but finally got his big breakthrough in 2011 with his house track Levels.

The following year, Sunshine – which he released with David Guetta – earned him a Grammy nomination.

Avicii’s incredible music saw him named as the first electronic artist to headline New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

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