Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.
The musician – born Tim Bergling – was 28.
Avicii’s publicist Diana Baron confirmed the news in a statement that the DJ was in Muscat, Oman when he passed away.
“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” Baron said. “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.”
Avicii was known as a pioneer of the Electronic Dance Movement.
He was one of the most successful DJs in the electronic music industry working with artists including Madonna, David Guetta and Lenny Kravitz.
His biggest hits include “Le7els,” “Wake Me Up!,” “The Days,” and “You Make Me.
In 2016, Avicii retired from performing live after experiencing a variety of health problems including acute pancreatitis, partially due to drinking.
Two years prior, he had his gallbladder and appendix removed, and he cancelled a series of tour dates in order to recover.
Despite retiring, he continued to make music in the studio.
Avicii’s official cause of death has not immediately been revealed.