Superstar DJ Found Dead

The Swedish-born DJ and producer known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman.

He retired from the music in 2016, due to health issues including pancreatitis. Not long after, he cancelled a string of Las Vegas residency dates.

Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was ``Le7els.''

His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP ``Avicii (01).''

His hits include ``Wake Me Up!'' ``The Days'' and ``You Make Me.''

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