DJs react to the tragic passing of Avicii
Eric Prydz, Deadmau5, Flying Lotus and more take to social media to pay their respects
Swedish DJ Tim Bergling (aka Avicii) - the iconic artist behind global hits such as ‘Levels’ and ‘Wake Me Up’ - has passed away at the age 28.
The untimely passing of the young and beloved artist has resulted in an avalanche of tributes from the dance music world. Many artists, such as Deadmau5, Martin Garrix, The Black Madonna, A-Trak and more, have taken to social media to express their sorrow and pay tribute to Berglund.
Details regarding the cause of Avicii’s death remain unclear and his publicist has asked the public to respect his family’s “need for privacy” following the devastating news - adding that "no further statements will be given".
His label, Sony, released a statement saying: “We are mourning the incredibly sad loss of an exceptionally creative talent who we have been honored and proud to represent as one of our songwriters for a number of years. Our thoughts are with his family at this time”
Dance music is paying tribute to one of its most famous – and influential – stars. Read more below and find our tribute to the Swede here.
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
#RIPAvicii another great talent lost— carl craig (@carlcraignet) April 20, 2018
I can’t find words but what I can say is that we all where couple of young kids from Sweden with dreams and Tim inspired us all and millions more. RIP my brother your music will live forever ❤️ @Avicii pic.twitter.com/riC69lay3p— INGROSSO (@Ingrosso) April 20, 2018
Tim, I can’t believe what I just heard, you have gone way to early, there are no words to describe how I feel, I am thankful for all the great moments we got to spent together; and thankful for all the things I got to learn from you. The world will miss you.❤️ ~ R.I.P Avicii pic.twitter.com/HR3JvWGs9k— Nicky Romero (@nickyromero) April 20, 2018
Very sad and scary. What a crazy life. RIP. https://t.co/LSBkIEJ97m— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) April 20, 2018
Rip Avicii. Such sad news to hear of his passing at such a young age. ❤️— Rebekah (@djRebekah) April 20, 2018
RIP Avicii. Honestly that’s just sad.— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) April 20, 2018
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