DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died Friday, April 20th, 2018, as confirmed by his publicist Diana Baron.
One of the top most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time. He earned a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” and also appeared regularly in the Top 5 of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid DJs” lists. He retired from live performing in 2016 at the peak of his success, citing health reasons.
The touring retirement came two years after Avicii, one of the biggest names in EDM, canceled a series of concerts, including a Las Vegas residency, due to health problems.
The social media tributes from fellow musicians and artists poured in as soon as the news broke on Friday afternoon. Some tweets have been shared thousands of times. It’s certain that the music scene will have an open spot reminding us of the beloved artist.