Zedd, Calvin Harris, Diplo, and more mourn the death of Avicii

The music world was shaken to the core today after learning Swedish DJ Avicii had been found dead in Muscat, Oman at the age of 28.

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In a statement, his publicist said the family was “devastated” by the news, adding that no further statements will be released with a request for “privacy in this difficult time.”

Avicii had a huge impact on dance music, pushing EDM into the mainstream spotlight with a number of hugely successful singles like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels.”

Artists who worked with him and those who appreciated from afar have taken to social media to mourn his passing, sharing tributes and reminiscing on how much he changed the world of dance music.

Avicii

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You set the precedent for the rest of us producers/ opened doors and set the trends . A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers . You should have lived to be 150.. but your music is gonna live forever . I'm not just saying that.. but you are the only one to always make timeless songs. You were the gold standard . You made me want try and make dance music when i first heard "seek bromance" . And then u kept making feel like shit cause you kept gettin better and i couldn't even mix a snare right .. you were the best of this generation . A real superstar 🌟 I know you had your demons and maybe this wasn't the right place for you sometimes , but we need to protect true artists like you at all costs because there are not enough left and we are losing too many .. be good Tim

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