Fellow DJ Calvin Harris says Avicii was "a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do."
Avicii died Friday at the age of 28, and the music industry immediately began mourning the sudden loss of the world-renowned Swedish DJ and music producer.
Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, deadmau5, Zedd, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Cash Cash and Pauly D were among the first to express their condolences for their fellow DJ on social media. Artists including Liam Payne, Charlie Puth, Adam Lambert, Marshmello and Dua Lipa followed suit.
Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was best known for making a mark on the EDM scene with hits like "Levels," "Hey Brother" and "Wake Me Up."
Details surrounding Avicii's death have not yet been released, but his reps released the following statement: "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."
The DJ was just nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Album.
Rest in Peace, Avicii.
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii :( Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
I would have enjoyed nothing more than ripping into Avicii well into and beyond our 60's. taken away from us far too young. I know he's at peace somewhere up there getting the last laugh that i spelled his name right this time. https://t.co/uAmdPsouSz— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away....💔— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Thoughts go out to his family and friends...
RIP @Avicii you will be insanely missed...my deepest condolences to his family.— Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) April 20, 2018
Damn Dude RIP #Avicii 🙏🏽— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) April 20, 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young ... what a talent he was. rest in peace x— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words...Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) April 20, 2018
I cannot believe this. Grew up on his music & legitimately heart broken. Rest In Peace angel @Avicii 😩— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) April 20, 2018
An amazing talent. R.I.P. @Avicii— Elvis Duran (@elvisduran) April 20, 2018
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Levels forever— The Knocks (@theknocks) April 20, 2018