Avicii is a beloved Swedish DJ who was sprung into the spotlight in 2013 with pop hit, “Wake Me Up.” On Friday, April 20, his publicist announced that Avicii had passed away that afternoon in Muscat, Oman.
Born on September 8, 1989 in Stockholm as Tim Bergling, it was clear from the very start that music was his truest passions. At only 18 years old, Avicii signed on with his first record label.
In 2010, he released his first hit song, “Seek Bromance” which reached the top 20 in multiple countries, including Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands. From there, he began to rise and become a truly shooting star.
His 2011 song, “Levels” shot him into the spotlight where he quickly rose to international fame. In 2012, he even recorded a collaboration track, “Sunshine,” with David Guetta.
It wasn’t all about the rockstar lifestyle for Avicii however. In 2011, he started a charity called House for Hunger that was dedicated to relieving global hunger. It has gone on to donate over $1 million to Feeding America, and donated to fund the efforts of The Feed Foundation, providing over 2 million school meals throughout Africa.
Things seemed to be going quite well for the beloved musician until 2017. His rockstar lifestyle began to catch up to him and he developed pancreatitis due to excessive alcohol abuse. This chain of events forced him to stop performing.
Avicii will be missed dearly by all who knew him, and tweets have begun to flood out in support of the musician and his family. Please pray for his loved ones as they face this terrible loss.
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