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Producer And DJ Known As Avicii Has Been Found Dead At 28

April 20, 2018 - 1:29 pm

NEW YORK (AP) - The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman.

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Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was "Le7els."

His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP "Avicii (01)."

Bergling has retired from touring back in 2016. The DJ cited health issues as the reason behind the decision to stop touring when he made the announcement. However, he continued to work in the studio.

His hits include "Wake Me Up!" "The Days" and "You Make Me."

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