Avicii found dead in Oman hotel, aged 28

Swedish DJ is found dead on a visit to the Gulf sultanate's capital Muscat

Tim Bergling.
Tim Bergling.

Tim Bergling, popularly known as Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs died Friday in Oman in Muscat. 

Two years after his retirement where he cited health concerns, the 28-year-old Swedish DJ was found dead at the Muscat Hills Resort hotel.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his management said without specifying the cause of death.

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"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."

TMZ reports that his older brother, David Bergling, checked into an upscale hotel in Muscat on Friday evening. According to TMZ, he's staying is about 15 minutes away from Muscat Hills - the resort where Avicii had been vacationing.

After having his gallbladder and appendix removed during the same operation in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in attempt to recover. 

The National reports, Omani police declined to provide further information, but a police source told Agence France-Presse that they had ruled out any suspicion of criminal activity related to the DJ's death.

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