Electronic music legend, Avicii, born Tim Berg, was found dead at only 28 years old. It was his publicist, Diana Baron, who had the difficult task of announcing the terrible news in a statement: “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult times. No further statements will be given.”
The entire music community is in shock and several artists have paid tribute to him through social medias. Hardwell wrote : “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 !”
It was in 2012 that he performed on the main stage of Escapade Music Festival, and today is a very emotional day for all his loved ones, his fans, his friends, and for everyone Avicii has inspired with his great talent. In 2016, he played his last show in Ibiza, and officially decided to stop touring for health reasons. He was still very passionate about music, but all the other parts of being an artist didn’t come naturally to him and he said he absorbed too much negative energy. However, he reassured his fans by assuring them that he would continue to speak to them through his music.
Discovered in 2011 with his song Seek Bromance, his many hits like Levels, Wake Me Up, Hey Brother and Waiting For Love will remain etched in our memory for a very long time.
R.I.P Tim, we will miss you.