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Avicii has died at the age of 28

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Swedish musician Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, has died according to his publicist Diana Baron. The artist was 28-years old.  

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time," Baron said in a statement.

Avicii is best known for his EDM tracks played on the radio and clubs around the world. He was the recipient of two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and was nominated for two Grammys.

He is probably most widely recognized for 2011's  "Levels" which was his biggest seller.  

His latest EP "Avicii (01)" was just nominated for a Billboard Music Award.

Other hits include, “Wake Me Up!" ''The Days" and "You Make Me.”

The musician encountered some health issues which caused him to retire from live performances in 2016, but he still remained active in the studio.  He had suffered from acute pancreatitis which was partially a result of his excessive drinking.

In 2014 he had both his appendix and gallbladder removed.

 "It's been a very crazy journey. I started producing when I was 16. I started touring when I was 18. From that point on, I just jumped into 100 percent," Avicii told Billboard magazine in 2016.

"When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price - a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me - but it was the best journey of my life."