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Avicii Dead at 28: Celebrities Pay Tribute to the Star DJ as Having "a Sweet Soul With a Big Heart"

Madonna, Paris Hilton, and more stars remember the late Grammy-nominated "Levels" musician.

Swedish electronic music star and DJ Aviici has died at the age of 28 on Friday (April 20) in Oman, his rep confirmed his passing to Billboard. TMZ reports that the cause for the DJ's death was not known as of press time, though he had struggled with addiction in the past.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement about the Grammy-nominated DJ, best known for his hits "Levels" and "Wake Me Up." "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."

Back in 2016, he retired from touring due to some health issues and that same year the DJ enlisted Fredrik Eklund and his team to help sell his Stockholm apartment. "Thanks @avicii for trusting us to sell your apartment," the Million Dollar Listing New York agent shared at the time.

In the wake of the sad news on Friday, celebrities and musicians, including Madonna, Rita Ora, Paris Hilton, Calvin Harris, Zedd, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Diplo, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, and more took to social media to pay tribute to the DJ.

So Sad....... So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. 💙 Gone too Soon.

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•••••RIP••••• @avicii

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