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Avicii Dead at 28

Swedish mega-producer Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at 28 today on 4/20. His publicist confirmed the news today saying, “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 is probably best known for his hit Levels which catapulted him into the consciousness of everyone in the world and probably overshadowed most of his other hits as evidenced by the fact that, at every festival since its release, the guy next to you would shout-ask, “Is this Levels?!”

Even after switching styles to some new EDM-based country, Avicii still managed to produce a few hits. After 2016, Avicii officially retired from touring citing the psychological and physical toll of stardom. He also cited his health problems which included acute pancreatitis in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he had his gallbladder and appendix removed.

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28….just so sad. Talented and gorgeous as a bonus. I can’t hardly deal with a regular-person sized hangover. Imagine the toll a mega international DJ’s lifestyle takes. I guess we’re seeing it.

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