The Artist, DJ and producer Tim Bergling, known better by his stage name Avicii has passed away at the age of 28 according to Variety.com. The artist, whose musical catalog includes hits like Hey Brother, Wake Me UP, and The Nights died this afternoon in Omen as announced by his rep given in a statement:

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii. 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.

Avicii retired from touring in 2016 because of health problems including acute pancreatitis, partially due to excessive drinking. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. His final show in Detroit was in 2012. Last year he posted the following statement on his website. R.I.P Avicii:

WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US.
For me it’s creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.

Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.

The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.

Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.”

More to come …