The electronic music world was dealt with a massive blow when it was announced that Swedish DJ Avicii has passed away. Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii came into the music scene in 2010 and instantly became a prolific producer and mixer, due to his immense talent he soon found mainstream success in 2011 with the release of his album ‘Levels’.
From then on he went on to produce songs like ‘Wake me up’, ‘You make me’ and ‘Fade into Darkness’. His loss was greatly mourned not only by his millions of fans but also his frequent collaborators and other music professionals as well.
Tributes have been pouring all over social media since his passing away in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28. The circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown but it was revealed by him that the nonstop partying aspect had started affecting his health and he had been on a hiatus from touring and playing live sets.
Influenced by music legends like Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia and Eric Prydz, Avicii had found himself on the horizon of electronic dance music scene as soon as he had begun producing music, the world has certainly lost a genius musical talent and his loss will profoundly affect the music industry.
Fellow musicians left their tributes for the late Swedish DJ expressing their views.
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away....????— Zedd (@Zedd) 20 April 2018
Thoughts go out to his family and friends...
Can’t believe this, I’m gonna miss you so bad. From your first show where we played together, to all the amazing memories we shared. Thank you for changing the world with your amazing music and for being such an inspiration. I’m gonna miss you brother, until we meet again! ? pic.twitter.com/FjJyLA5Ohc— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) 20 April 2018