Avicii found dead at age 28

2018-04-20 by Alex Stephenson | 121 Comments
Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, was found dead earlier today in Oman. He was 28 years old.

No cause of death has been specified, but various health problems had caused Avicii to retire from touring at a young age back in 2016.

Most known for hit singles such as "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother", Avicii had released two studio albums and four EPs prior to his passing, the most recent being Avici (01) in August of 2017.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-europe-43841194



Tagged: Avicii

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luckdaboss
April 20th 2018
36 Comments


the bass dropped

TheLongShot
April 20th 2018
605 Comments


Thanks to whichever mod added quotation marks to this, I posted this on mobile and the quotations get all fucked up there

Never cared much about this guy’s music but RIP, gone far too soon

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Darius the Great
April 20th 2018
19492 Comments


Never cared much about this guy’s music but RIP, gone far too soon [2]

DinosaurJones
April 20th 2018
10021 Comments


Shit man, 28... that's my age. RIP

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2018
24627 Comments


Hard RIP. "Wake Me Up" is a joop, it's stuck in my head a lot, even though I probably haven't listened to it for real in a long time. I'm very curious to hear what the cause of death was.

Asdfp277
April 20th 2018
19457 Comments


wow, that's crazy :[

rip

TundraL5Z
April 20th 2018
2194 Comments


Yeah man, i really liked Avicii back in the day, Silhouettes was my jam once upon a time
RIP

ChaoticVortex
April 20th 2018
721 Comments


Never cared much about his stuff, but goddamn dying at 28 is fucking tragic. Gone too soon (3).

Tyler.
April 20th 2018
16022 Comments


why does everyone have to say they didnt like his music its not really necessary

Asdfp277
April 20th 2018
19457 Comments


every fucking time

Ignimbrite
April 20th 2018
6518 Comments


“why does everyone have to say they didnt like his music its not really necessary“

Actually though it really fucking bugs me that people literally always do this

RIP by the way, 28 is way too young. Sad day.

Darius the Great
April 20th 2018
19492 Comments


guys with laptops are still human too cmon butch

impoppy
April 20th 2018
2121 Comments


People have apparently gotta keep their patrician cred when mourning someone's death. Kinda lame. His first few releases were fun when I was in high school, the guy definitely served a purpose in the music world. RIP

Venom94
April 20th 2018
4 Comments


i'm more shocked by the kind of comments here. what can i say wicked world, Rest in peace avicii, enjoyed your music.

stuck_in_decades
April 20th 2018
814 Comments


dude made some fucking earworms, RIP

TheLongShot
April 20th 2018
605 Comments


"random guy with laptops found dead at 28.. RIP"

come on dude

klap
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2018
12023 Comments


Wow butcher, bad look

RogueNine
April 20th 2018
3784 Comments


Agreed.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2018
24627 Comments


[3]

Darius the Great
April 20th 2018
19492 Comments


butcher you took it too far this time yep

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2018
9369 Comments


I said RIP.. that about sums up my level of devastation.. do appreciate the sanctimony though.. ever the pleasant trend..

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Papa Universe
April 20th 2018
19206 Comments


did they delete butcher's post?



(obligatory RIP)

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TheLongShot
April 20th 2018
605 Comments


Acknowledging that you're not a fan of his music as a display of honesty (like I tried to do) and dismissing the guy as a "dude with laptops" are two different things m'boi

Drummerboy123
April 20th 2018
3088 Comments


Wake Me Up will always remind me of getting shitfaced when i was at uni. RIP.

Sniff
April 20th 2018
5263 Comments


Rip butchers post

ButtBoy
April 20th 2018
1585 Comments


after checking out some of his top songs, I realize he was one of those dudes who had a couple tunes that literally everybody knew, but I just never knew his name. I don't think I've ever heard "Avicii" spoken out loud in my life. Looks like he was pretty influential for a lot of people. RIP

onionbubs
April 20th 2018
10519 Comments


how about if you dont like the music, dont say that you dont like it cos it doesnt matter if you werent a fan or not the guys dead just show some respect

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onionbubs
April 20th 2018
10519 Comments


also hard rip this threw me off a bit

klap
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2018
12023 Comments


“What I said RIP, don’t mind me being a scumbag at the same time.”

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


too young. rip

SowingSeason
Moderator
April 20th 2018
29220 Comments


Damn, younger than me. Crazy...

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zuzek
April 20th 2018
812 Comments


"various health problems had caused Avicii to retire from touring at a young age back in 2016"

You mean substance abuse to an extreme degree.

Please get professional help when you find it difficult to fight your demons.

goblinilbog
April 20th 2018
601 Comments


Really sad. Wake Me Up is one of my favorite songs actually and one that defined my childhood.

granitenotebook
April 20th 2018
829 Comments


RIP. innovative producer and talented songwriter. nobody deserves to die at 28, or to have a 28-year old son, brother, friend, etc. die. let's try not to speculate about cod and focus on the fact that his loved ones are suffering right now.

brainmelter
April 20th 2018
6184 Comments


rip

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UpwardSpiral
April 20th 2018
1002 Comments


Wake Me Up will always remind me of getting shitfaced when i was at uni. RIP.
[2] And levels

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


his music was drivel, but nobody should die at age 28

dfevil085
April 20th 2018
1339 Comments


"nobody should die at age 28 " [2]
Coulda just left it at that Biker, but w/e

UpwardSpiral
April 20th 2018
1002 Comments


I love Levels


BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


i think if you're talking about an artist, give your opinion on them

Sinternet
April 20th 2018
18296 Comments


oh man what this is crazy, he was absolutely huge in the edm scene and a lot of his earlier stuff I still jam to this day. RIP, know hje had a lot of problems but never expected it to come to this., will be sorely missed.

a few of his early classics for anyone who hasn't heard them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrd25gjyDhE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yg3dLEDWqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbVxvITmwIc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ2-e9s2YBI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VJBBUqr1wM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaeNlTy7s4w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy7v4OIg-Fc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmQtrQZJcLQ (my personal favourite)

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Sinternet
April 20th 2018
18296 Comments


i think you should understand the concept of basic respect by leaving your opinion out of a post about someone dying

Groundking
April 20th 2018
940 Comments


Avicii was absolutely massive to a load of my mates at uni ): Rip.

IcelandRevel
April 20th 2018
920 Comments


This is absolutely crazy. Listening to the top 40 several years ago, as well as listening to a lot of other electronic music, that played a tremendous part in my taste now and the kind of music I make. Among others, Avicii was definitely a big role. He was never my favorite but I don't think he has a bad song, at least not one I've heard.

Hard R.I.P. That is way too young.

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


you're saying basic respect wasn't shown even though I said "nobody should die at 28"?

there's nothing disrespectful about saying a piece of art sucks. disrespectful would be if i said something horrible about his death. he's not in a position to even feel criticized anymore. just because you like his music and i don't doesn't mean you are technically showing more respect on the topic of his death.

DatBeefPudding
April 20th 2018
1909 Comments


shame, seems he might have passed away due to all the stress he was putting on his body with the amount of drinking he did

Sinternet
April 20th 2018
18296 Comments


you're saying that coming into a thread about a guy whose died to give us your oh so rare opinion that 'his music sucks' is respectful?

MO
April 20th 2018
22484 Comments


crazy young

RIP

Spec
April 20th 2018
35573 Comments


Fuck that’s young.

Rip man :[

JayEnder
April 20th 2018
2838 Comments


28 is no time to die. Sucks man. RIP

EyeForAnEye
April 20th 2018
1741 Comments


That’s a fucking bummer

Spec
April 20th 2018
35573 Comments


What did butcher say?

GhandhiLion
April 20th 2018
3183 Comments


Wasn't he a member of Kraftwerk or something

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BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


i'm not saying it's respectful, i'm just saying it's not disrespectful

this is a topic about his death, which i respected, but primarily this is a music discussion forum. i personally believe, saying an artist is great or that they suck is appropriate in any thread about them.

someguest
April 20th 2018
29880 Comments


Wasn't he a member of Kraftwerk or something


gold

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


his music =/= his death

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2018
11649 Comments


28 is a crazy age to die randomly, RIP

someguest
April 20th 2018
29880 Comments


We all know his music sucks. Everyone who says so is being rhetorical.

theNateman
April 20th 2018
3570 Comments


I saw this on insta and thought it was a hoax. RIP man, death is always serious

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


i'm glad you agree with me on the fact i was being rhetorical, and i'm glad you agree people can make statements. i wouldn't have wanted to have to keep repeating that this is a music rating site primarily. or pointing out i posted my rip and clarified i would never take lightly the death of a person. this isn't his vigil.

someguest
April 20th 2018
29880 Comments


Your 14 comments doesn't help your case.

Anyway, death always sucks. It's part of the journey though.

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


to be fair, when tyler said why does everyone have to say they don't like his music it's not really necessary, that sounded a little too much like a censorship vibe

i just think on a music rating/discussion forum, opinions about music should be allowed to take priority over anything. obviously

Sinternet
April 20th 2018
18296 Comments


are you this dense and retarded irl? jesus new users these days

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


well i'm interested in hearing why you think of me as dense

Kaiwaz
April 20th 2018
8081 Comments


lmao you joined 4 years ago

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someguest
April 20th 2018
29880 Comments


And you changed your name so people would forget what a shitty user you used to be.

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


who am i?

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


whats my newness got to do with anything?

Kaiwaz
April 20th 2018
8081 Comments


Somepest, I made it well known who I am and why I wanted to change my name. Edgy af lol

someguest
April 20th 2018
29880 Comments


I know. I noted it above.

BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


that got ad hominem against me very fast i'm just sayin'

someguest
April 20th 2018
29880 Comments


But is it supposed to be pickled?

Kaiwaz
April 20th 2018
8081 Comments


"I know. I noted it above."

No, you don't know. I never used the review site on this account. Only forums. What else ya got there bud?

plane
Staff Reviewer
April 20th 2018
7449 Comments


RIP Avicii

ITT: sylvia de plath, we need you

Snake.
April 20th 2018
21280 Comments


"i just think on a music rating/discussion forum, opinions about music should be allowed to take priority over anything"

you sound like you have a lot of friends

JayEnder
April 20th 2018
2838 Comments


@Maco that’s an awfully rude assumption

Lucman
April 20th 2018
1718 Comments


Geez, that's tragic. Way too young. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP

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BikerMcWheels
April 20th 2018
260 Comments


i don't have very many friends, but the ones i do have are solid

it's like hitler said, man, "if you have enemies, good. that means you stood up for something"

GhandhiLion
April 20th 2018
3183 Comments


^rofl

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
April 20th 2018
6680 Comments


I too stand for batting at low-hanging fruit in a RIP thread, keep fighting that good fight

MarsKid
April 20th 2018
8294 Comments


Damn. What health problems did he have? That's incredibly sad, way too young.

TheLongShot
April 20th 2018
605 Comments


Sounds like it was pancreatitis caused by severe drug abuse

MarsKid
April 20th 2018
8294 Comments


Shit. That's tragic. rip

All the best to his loved ones.

Snake.
April 20th 2018
21280 Comments


what was he doing in oman tho

TheSonomaDude
April 20th 2018
6536 Comments


rip, far too young but i heard he's been battling health issues for a few years

Darius the Great
April 20th 2018
19492 Comments


He had to get multiple organs removed at 24 I read

henryChinaski
April 20th 2018
4124 Comments


Look at all these lousy comments

RIP Tim

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GhostB1rd
April 20th 2018
2371 Comments


"a guy whose died"

Laughed too hard at this.

Winesburgohio
Contributing Reviewer
April 20th 2018
2430 Comments


ahh man too fucking young and i liked the dudes music -- levels is eternal. R.I.P.

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Epicenter
April 20th 2018
284 Comments


Jesus fucking Christ, RIP. I wasn't even aware of the health problems he was going through.

My condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

SCREAM!
April 20th 2018
15754 Comments


Had a lot of fun listening to Levels (both original and Skrillex remix) back in the day

RIP, the guy was basically my age so this was a shock

ZodiacalWolf
April 20th 2018
190 Comments


Fuck. Rip hard..

Satellite
April 20th 2018
25830 Comments


damn. r i p.

people younger than me dying freaks me the fuck out

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botb
April 20th 2018
12282 Comments


Way too young

teamster
April 21st 2018
3623 Comments


Never heard of him - 28 though? RIP.

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coldheaven
April 21st 2018
4622 Comments


28 is way too young to go. Could be anyone, could be one of us :[

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TheArtofTheGanja
April 21st 2018
141 Comments


rip

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iChuckles
April 21st 2018
274 Comments


A massive artist here in Sweden where I live, 28 is FAR too young. RIP dude.

EvoHavok
April 21st 2018
7671 Comments


28 is way too soon. R.I.P.

PumpBoffBag
April 21st 2018
933 Comments


wow. tragic. dude wove his way into so many people's consciousness with those catchy tunes, and he seemed like a good guy. RIP

WeepinnWillow
April 21st 2018
60 Comments


Gone way too soon. Rest in peace...

Thalassic
April 21st 2018
2527 Comments


R.I.P.
He was a good guy

Kusangii
April 21st 2018
2158 Comments


You know you've made an impact when the prime minister of your country makes a statement about your death. Rip.

ShadowRemains
April 21st 2018
24995 Comments


Another junkie

leave it to maco to be a shithead, never fails

XfingTheSullen
April 21st 2018
4362 Comments


This is sad.

Dude's ratings on Sputnik are pretty low tho.

ArsMoriendi
April 21st 2018
24726 Comments


He made some damn boring music, but that's so young.

RIP

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GhandhiLion
April 21st 2018
3183 Comments


Wasn't this guy part of the original Detroit techno scene?

BlazinBlitzer
April 21st 2018
1278 Comments


Damn, I found out about Avicii right after he released "Levels" as one of the young and rising EDM kids. This was all before he came out with "Wake Me Up", so his jump in popularity was definitely a fun ride at the time. "Fade Into Darkness" still bangs to this day. Anyways, he seemed like a good fella and 28 is way too young.

RIP

IcelandRevel
April 21st 2018
920 Comments


Ghandhi, I doubt it because he's not from Detroit.

GhandhiLion
April 21st 2018
3183 Comments


Strange. could of sworn he was an important musician.

Cryptkeeper
April 21st 2018
1893 Comments


Not really

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Feather
April 23rd 2018
5043 Comments


First Kurt Cobain and now this :/ RIP

BigBlob
April 23rd 2018
4544 Comments


first lil peep and now this

LionLotus
April 23rd 2018
13 Comments


Although I was not very fond of his music, its sad to see someone leave at such a young age.

UpwardSpiral
April 24th 2018
1002 Comments


I recently realized Ian Curtis was only 23 when he died wth

Sabrutin
April 24th 2018
5897 Comments


A friend made me listen to a few songs off the two LPs plus The Days and I liked them. More "musical" and pleasant than what I assumed.

RIP

ChaoticVortex
April 26th 2018
721 Comments


Looks like he commited suicide, which makes it even sadder.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/26/avicii-died-suicide-family-confirm-7501007

rockandmetaljunkie
April 26th 2018
7687 Comments


yeah, unfortunately the latest news reveal a suicide

Doctuses
April 26th 2018
1876 Comments


damn

UpwardSpiral
April 30th 2018
1002 Comments


still one of the leading causes of death for young men... really sad.

swipenet
June 20th 2018
2864 Comments


Damn dude, had no idea he was hated this much here lol

RIP



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