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Avicii dies, aged 28

The Swedish superstar was found dead in Oman earlier today…

Avicii has been found dead in Muscat, Oman earlier today (20th April)

The Swedish superstar – real name Tim Bergling – who retired from touring in 2016 and released his six-track ‘Avīci’ EP last year, was 28 years old.

The news was confirmed by his publicist, Diane Baron, in a statement that read, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

“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’s tell-all biopic, True Stories, hit internet streaming service Netflix in 2017.

Check out 10 unforgettable Avicii moments here.

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