Avicii Sweden In Memoriam

Tributes have been pouring in for Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii who passed away today aged 28. The music icon died suddenly in Muscat, Oman.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii”, said his representative in a statement to the media, “The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given”.

Born Tim Bergling in September 1989, the DJ signed his first major record deal aged 17 in May 2007.

Using the stage-name Tim Berg, he enjoyed some early success with “Seek Bromance” in 2010. He switched to the pseudonym Avicii shortly after. And the monster hits soon followed.

“Levels” became his breakout international hit in 2011. Subsequent floor fillers included “I Could Be the One”, “You Make Me”, and “Hey Brother”. His 2013 single “Wake Me Up” topped the charts in over 20 countries.

His most recent release was “Lonely Together”, a collaboration with British singer Rita Ora.

While he never participated in the contest itself, Tim had a strong connection to Eurovision. In 2013, he co-composed “We Write the Story”  with ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. The track acted as the anthem for that year’s contest in Malmö.

It played during the inaugural Eurovision opening flag sequence, a tradition which has been carried on in all subsequent contests.

In the aftermath of today’s sad news, many artists from the world of Eurovision and Melodifestivalen took to social media to share their condolences. Among them was Belgium’s Kate Ryan, who worked with the DJ on her 2012 track “Run Away”.

Kate Ryan (Belgium 2006)

Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015)

? rest in peace Tim. Way too early.

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Danny Saucedo (Melodifestivalen 2009, 2011, 2012)

Vila I Frid Tim ?? Tack för Musiken Ses igen i nästa

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Gromee (Poland 2018)

See you somewhere there Avicii … [*]

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Mikolas Josef (Czech Republic 2018)

Frans (Sweden 2016)

Way too young to leave us ??

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Molly Sandén (Melodifestivalen 2009, 2012 and 2016)

? @avicii

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Alfred García (Spain 2018)

Wiktoria (Melodifestivalen 2016 and 2017)

Sarah Dawn Finer (Melodifestivalen 2007 and 2009)

Dalal Midhat (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2016)

Ann Sophie (Germany 2015)

Deep Zone Project (Bulgaria 2008)

Jowst (Norway 2017)

Aleksander Walmann (Norway 2017)

Richard Herrey (Sweden 1984)

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Colin
Colin
2 years ago

R. I. P. Avicii. My condolences. He will be missed.

Malin
Malin
2 years ago

Tack för musiken, kan inte förstå. Du fattas oss. Vila i frid.

Harry Ingrosso
2 years ago

Love Avicii/Tim Berg! Yes, he had some many huge hits! I loved every song he ever released and had the luck to see him in London at the O2 Arena.

Kate Ryan’s song was just a rip of his Tim Berg track “iTrack”. And I don’t rate it very much.

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
2 years ago

This is sad. Rest in peace Avicii 🙁

Belle
Belle
2 years ago

So sad news. He was so young. R.I.P Avicii.

alex
alex
2 years ago

Levels, Wake Me Up and Hey Brother will always be my face hits from him
R.I.P

David
David
2 years ago

RIP you talented boy. I was shocked when I heard it yesterday. Way too young.

DragKvinna
DragKvinna
2 years ago

kids, do not drugs, MDMA, coke, Valium or Xanax

Iveri Gelashvili
Iveri Gelashvili
2 years ago
Reply to  DragKvinna

It was not drugs that killed him.
I thinnk he died of a pancreatite due to alcohol over-consuming.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 years ago

Rest in peace, Avicii. I love him because he was such a humble dude and he always lets his music speaks for itself.

Michael
Michael
2 years ago

Even though I was never really into EDM, Avicii was always one of the DJs I liked the most. Unlike many other DJs, he was willing to make songs outside of the typical EDM mold like Wake Me Up and Hey Brother. I have a lot respect for him in that way. We’ve lost one the best DJs out there too soon 🙁

Zebb
Zebb
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael

His tracks still were pretty much in that electrified dance wave that topped charts in 2011. I don’t complain about his talents though, just the time was when couple basic electronic genres were stale and couldn’t develope while people still needed big-room stuff. It even helped to separatate mainstream dance music by abbreviating it EDM while electronic genre kept inventing new stuff, blossomming much more nowadays, especially in unmeasurable cross-genre area.

Mario Eur(o)Vision
Mario Eur(o)Vision
2 years ago

Wow… What a loss…
He was big A list star…
Up on the top, with the super famous DJs
in the world, along with Tiesto & Armin Van Buuren…

The best ones die young …
Thank you for the music…
Goodbye…
R.I.P

Mario Eur(o)Vision
Mario Eur(o)Vision
2 years ago

Diamonds songs all of them… <3
~ "Wake Me Up"
~ "Levels"
~ "Fade Into Darkness" / "Collide"
~ "Hey Brother"
~ "Seek Bromance"
~ "Addicted To You"

& last but not least
his epic soundtrack anthem song
of EuroVision 2013 "We Write The Story" <3

Escphbelgium
Escphbelgium
2 years ago

At lost here…
One of the few artist got me in to Electronic music and Electronic Dance Music, gone. Worst part is that I’ve never got to meet one of the my favorite heroes who saved my life and gave my world color. So long, Avcii, Jag hoppas att du kan sova bra

ErikSwede
ErikSwede
2 years ago

So sad about hearing this terrible news! I loved your beautiful music. You changed music. Thanks and RIP Avicii ???

Davve
Davve
2 years ago

So sad. He will be remembered!

Hada
Hada
2 years ago

Wow. 28 is way too young to die. He had so much left to live and to give to the world. Rest In Peace, Avicii 🙁

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Genuin Shocked since I heard the news! Avicii was the soundtrack to many days and nights of my carefree youth. An absolute talent who was taken too soon. Thoughts are with his family and his country of Sweden at this time. But his legacy will live on the many bops that he gave us through the years and of course his involvement in Malmö 2013 isn’t forgotten.

abev
abev
2 years ago

I just wonder is max martin happy right now after what he did to him. i shall never forgive max martin.never

MP
MP
2 years ago
Reply to  abev

What do you mean? What did he do?

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
2 years ago

Surreal. No words.
Another icon gone.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Today Sweden had its warmest day, first day of summer. And then this.. I loved to hear his music cause it was always so uplifting and inspiring, and so creative. But with melancholic lyrics. He brought me and others so much fun and joy, energy and hope and made us feel better We have lost one of the great ones and it hurts so much. The world just got greyer:( 28 isn’t an age. I’m 28 too. In fact he was one day older than me. That puts things in perspective.. Hey Brother and Without You will never be the… Read more »

Ana
Ana
2 years ago

I remember his songs played also at ESC 2016.
Love some of his hits: “Wake me up”, “Hey brother”, “Waiting for love”, but especially “The nights” – it is also my boyfriend’s beloved song. It will always remind me our summer road trip over Scandinavia.

Death is always terrifying, at least to some extent, but when it concerns young people and appears so unexpectedly, it’s even more tragic. I hope Tim is in a better place now.

Ana
Ana
2 years ago
Reply to  Ana

I’ve just realised how much the lyrics from “The nights” fits to the situation…

He said, “One day you’ll leave this world behind
So live a life you will remember.”
My father told me when I was just a child
These are the nights that never die
My father told me…

Mae
Mae
2 years ago

Oh my god, only 28 years…? What happened??

Life is a drag
Life is a drag
2 years ago
Reply to  Mae

Guess…

bella
bella
2 years ago
Reply to  Mae

he was sick and had previous surgeries.

poe-tay-toe chips
poe-tay-toe chips
2 years ago
Reply to  Mae

It’s not confirmed how he died yet, …but he did suffer from pancreatitis caused by excessive alcohol use. That’s what most likely did it it seems.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

When I heard about this hours ago I was crying so much… Things like that are just so surreal, I still can’t believe it. This guy was such a legend, his Music was amazing… We’ll never hear any new Songs from him, nobody will ever go to one of his concerts again. These News really touched me, I have so many good memories I connect with his Songs. R.I.P </3

Margaret Rose
Margaret Rose
2 years ago

I am so devastated by this news. Hope you’ll invite us to the big party in Heaven, Tim. R.I.P ??

Thank you Gromee for posting this. We will never forget him.

alex
alex
2 years ago

How the hell is he dead?

Why do all the good musicians die?

R.I.P Avicii, MJ, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Prince, David Bowie, Aaliyah and all other great musicians in the heavens

irish esc
irish esc
2 years ago

i can’t believe it i am to cry listening to all his songs now : (

irish esc
irish esc
2 years ago
Reply to  irish esc

*going