Swedish EDM DJ Avicii Dies at 28

Swedish EDM DJ Avicii Dies at 28

The Netherlands' tallest church tower paid tribute to the late DJ Avicii on Saturday by playing his songs using its bells. In early 2016, the Grammy-nominated artiste had announced his retirement from touring due to his health. Oman police said Avicii's body will be flown home to Sweden this week.

"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this hard time", the statement said. No further statements will be given. Most people across the world were shocked and disheartened by his death.

Avicii won a number of American Music Awards, Billboard music awards and MTV Europe Music awards for his EDM work. I'm more of an introverted person in general. In 2017, the DJ also released the EP Avici (01). The musician was reportedly on vacation when he was found deceased.

Avicii had canceled tour dates in 2014 after having his gall bladder and appendix removed, and had been hospitalized twice in the preceding two years for acute pancreatitis, according to Billboard.

He'd been in failing health for several years and had retired from live performances in 2016.


The music community is devastated by this shocking and heartbreaking news.

Tributes flooded social media platforms in the hours that followed the sad announcement, and among contributions from the artist's peers and fans, Ireland's Taoiseach extended his condolences.

Above all else, it is tragic that Avicii left this world so soon.

He also divulged that Avicii's music had touched him at certain points in his life, specifically the summer of 2013.

Much has been learned about Avicii's state of mind leading up to the time of his passing.

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