'The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this hard time. "No further statements will be given".
Three years later, he released the song "Seek Bromance", which soared to the top 20 in a number of countries, including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. "RIP @Avicii", Dutch DJ Martin Garrix wrote on Twitter. Goodbye Dear Sweet Tim.
In 2015, he DJ-ed the wedding reception of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his bride Sofia. "We lost a friend with such a handsome heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician". Avicii was hospitalized in Miami for a blocked gallbladder and was forced to cancel scheduled performances at the SLS Hotel, which had undergone a complete Avicii takeover, and his headlining set at Ultra Music Festival.
He even announced that he was retiring from touring in 2016, after dealing with health issues including pancreatitis.
The video later shows the music star appearing disorientated with his eyes rolling back into his head. I had always dreamed of meeting Tim, and now that I never will, I'm diving into his music and history more than ever to get to know the young man who ignited a passion in so many others.
Other leading electronic artists wrote tributes to Bergling after the news of his death.
To me, this will always be the most pure form of Avicii. He, however, announced he was returning to the studio in 2017. A year ago he put out a six-song EP that featured British pop singer Rita Ora.
Avicii built a strong musical and personal friendship with Nile Rodgers, who called Avicii his "little brother" in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday. "I like to try and take certain scales and rhythms not usually used in house music and try to adapt them to fit into EDM".
The Swedish DJ was nominated for a Grammy twice, in 2012 and 2013.
As news of Avicii's death broke, fellow artists and fans alike-including Liam Payne and Charlie Puth-paid tribute to his short but masterfully prolific career.
'For me it's creating music.
Fellow DJ Calvin Harris has also posted a touching tribute to Avicii, penning: "Devastating news about Avicii, a handsome soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do".
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