Swedish DJ Avicii dead at 28 (billboard.com).
The influential DJ and poster boy of EDM had much struggled with the spotlight and excessive drinking which caused him to retire from touring in 2016. With two hits having topped the chart in the UK Avicii is regarded as the first EDM star to break America.
“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.” 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.”
Updated 26th April 2018
Avicii was struggling with major issues at the time of his death ... which his family is now strongly insinuating was a suicide.
A suspicion based on a statement by the family containing the passage “He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace”.
Updated 1st May 2018
Avicii: Suicide by broken glass … (tmz.com).
Avicii committed suicide with broken glass he used to cut himself … TMZ has learned.