People on social media mourned Friday’s death of Swedish DJ, artist and producer Avicii at age 28.
Avicii, the stage name for Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman, according to a statement from his representatives, which didn’t give details. It added: “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 artist known for songs like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels” was highly respected in the electric dance music industry, even though he retired at age 26 in 2016.
People on Twitter shared their heartbreak, memories, and love for Avicii after the news of his death, with his friends in the industry like Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, and deadmau5 expressing shock and offering condolences to his family:
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
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii 🙁 Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
I have no words.. RIP Tim 🌹
— Eric Prydz (@ericprydz) April 20, 2018
Cant believe we lost one of the greatest music influencers of our time. Way too young to leave. Thank you for everything @Avicii Rest In Peace
— Deorro (@Deorro) April 20, 2018
Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, has died at age 28.
One of the great DJs, he also created House for Hunger, a charity dedicated to alleviating global hunger, and has helped distribute over two million school meals throughout Africa.
You will be missed, RIP Avicii pic.twitter.com/XRnPxlDVS3
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) April 20, 2018
FUCK MAN… RIP AVICII. A LEGEND AND THE REASON A LOT OF WHAT WE ALL DO IS POSSIBLE.
— BREATHE CAROLINA (@BreatheCarolina) April 20, 2018
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) April 20, 2018
Damn… the world has lost another legend. Rest in peace @Avicii. 😢
— BADD DIMES (@BaddDimes) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace, @Avicii. Thank you for everything you’ve done for EDM. My heart is broken.
— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) April 20, 2018
there was a two-year period when i coudn’t go anywhere in my small college town without hearing levels by avicii played, it blared from house parties, leaked out of car stereos, and bled out of sooo many students headphones at the library
— Andrew Sampson (@andrewsampson_) April 20, 2018
Today is a very sad day.
RIP Avicii, one of my biggest inspirations…
— Different Heaven (@DifferentHeaven) April 20, 2018
Devastating news.. Rest In Peace Avicii, you were an inspiration!
— Dyro (@Dyro) April 20, 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace, Avicii.
We lost a legend.
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) April 20, 2018