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Haunting final tweet from troubled DJ Avicii

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts around the world died Friday at the age of 28.

The body of the Swedish-born producer, who is known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up and Hey Brother, was found in Oman, a publicist confirmed. 

Avicii, born Tim Bergling, quit touring in 2016 due to battles with his health, suffering from acute pancreatitis and had to have his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014.

In the past, the DJ struggled with addiction and was hospitalised twice for alcohol related issues. 

And now fans around the world have noticed the heartbreaking final tweet from the legendary DJ, as it gains new poignancy in the wake of his death.

 

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts around the world died Friday at the age of 28 

Avicii accepts the award for favourite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2013

Avicii accepts the award for favourite artist – electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2013

Last post: Avicii shared this picture of himself posing in the rain on April 4, writing 'It’s always sunny in California'

Last post: Avicii shared this picture of himself posing in the rain on April 4, writing ‘It’s always sunny in California’

Fans around the world have noticed the heartbreaking final tweet from the legendary DJ, as it gains new poignancy in the wake of his death

Fans around the world have noticed the heartbreaking final tweet from the legendary DJ, as it gains new poignancy in the wake of his death

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer was found dead in Muscat, Oman.

‘It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,’ the statement read. ‘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.’ 

Avicii was recently nominated for the Billboard Music Awards 2018 in the ‘Top Dance/Electronic Album’, for his six-track EP Avīci.

He addressed Billboard to thank them for the nomination on Twitter a few days ago and wrote: ‘Thanks for the nomination! @billboard #BBMAS’ 

The DJ had been nominated six times since 2014 for an award – not including this year – and won the Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song in 2014 for Wake Me Up.

While the performer announced he was retiring from the road in 2016, he continued to produce songs and albums.

Avicii earned his first Grammy nomination at the 2012 show – for a collaboration with Guetta. 

He continued to collaborate with more high-profile acts, producing Madonna’s Devil Pray and the Coldplay hits, A Sky Full of Stars and Hymn for the Weekend.

Avicii earned his first Grammy nomination at the 2012 show - for a collaboration with Guetta

Avicii earned his first Grammy nomination at the 2012 show – for a collaboration with Guetta

He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. Known for Wake Me Up! The Days, You Make Me, and the recent Lonely Together with Rita Ora, Avicii's biggest hit was Levels

He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. Known for Wake Me Up! The Days, You Make Me, and the recent Lonely Together with Rita Ora, Avicii’s biggest hit was Levels

 The DJ had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in attempt to recover

 The DJ had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in attempt to recover

He was also part of Mike Posner’s hit I Took a Pill in Ibiza, which featured the lyrics: ‘I took a pill in Ibiza, to show Avicii I was cool’. 

The song was based off Posner’s true story at an Avicii concert in Ibiza.

The DJ had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in attempt to recover.

‘It’s been a very crazy journey. I started producing when I was 16. I started touring when I was 18. From that point on, I just jumped into 100 percent,’ Avicii told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. 

‘When I look back on my life, I think: “whoa, did I do that?” It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.’

Last year, Avicii posted this message on his website, promising to keep creating: ‘The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.’

Fellow producer Calvin Harris was one of the first to tweet, writing: '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'

Fellow producer Calvin Harris was one of the first to tweet, writing: ‘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’

Friends: Accompanied with a picture of both himself and the rapper, David Guetta paid tribute with: 'Something really horrible happened'

Friends: Accompanied with a picture of both himself and the rapper, David Guetta paid tribute with: ‘Something really horrible happened’

Heartbreaking: Ellie Goulding expressed: 'Rest easy Avicii, you inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person x.'

Heartbreaking: Ellie Goulding expressed: ‘Rest easy Avicii, you inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person x.’

Fellow producer Calvin Harris was one of the first to tweet, writing: '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'

Fellow producer Calvin Harris was one of the first to tweet, writing: ‘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’

Fans and members of the music community mourned his death on social media Friday.

‘Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician,’ Guetta wrote on Instagram. ‘Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we shared in the studio, playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends. RIP @avicii.’

Calvin Harris called Avicii ‘a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do.’ 

Ellie Goulding wrote that Avicii ‘inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person.’

Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia , who knew Avicii from playing at their wedding, said they were saddened by his death.

‘We are grateful that we got to know him and admired him as an artist and the great person he was. He made our wedding unforgettable with his amazing music. Our warmest thoughts go to his family,’ they said in a joint statement.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven called the lost star ‘one of Sweden’s biggest musicians’.



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