According to numerous international media reports, Swedish DJ and producer Avicii - born Tim Bergling - died on Friday in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron confirmed in a statement, according to the Associated Press.

"He was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. 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," Baron added.

The Royal Oman Police force and the Gulf country's state media had no immediate report late Friday night on the artist's death, according to Bloomberg.

In 2016, in a detailed letter to his fans on his website, the renowned artist announced his retirement from touring but continued to record music in the studio.

"The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new," he said at the time.

Avicii had suffered from ongoing health problems, including acute pancreatitis, which caused him to have his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, AP reports.

The successful international DJ was nominated for two Grammy Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and one Billboard Music Award.

His hit song "Wake Me Up" was a multi-platinum success and the artist was part of the wave of DJ's that led the scene over the past few years, such as David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and Swedish House Mafia.

Here is how tweeps have reacted to the news on social media


"Your music will certainly live on forever!"

Many thanked the artist for his music

Avicii was just 28 years young

"Sad and unbelievable"

"ll always remember you with the love, fun and joy you left in our ❤"

"May his soul rest in peace."

"This guy was a genius in making great EDM music!"

Rest in peace, Avicii.

"You will never be forgotten"