Avicii's family has thanked members of the public for their support and condolences in a statement. In the statement, his rep also asked for privacy during this hard time because his family is devastated. "Our wish is that it continues that way", Avicii's family added. "With love, The Tim Bergling Family", the statement concludes, as reported by Variety.
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On Friday, his publicist Diana Baron announced Avicii's death in a statement, saying: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii". His popular sound even sent him to the top of the charts and landed onto US radio: His most recognized song, "Wake Me Up", was a multi-platinum success and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. He had his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. We are no closer to knowing how popular DJ Avicii died, but "foul play" has been ruled out. Past year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But it was with the release of his debut album True (2013) that the artist truly hit the big time, merging EDM and folk to create his distinctive country-infused sound that was showcased spectacularly in the irresistible, unescapable single "Wake Me Up". However, Avicii's friend and fellow musician Nile Rodgers was reportedly fearful of his alcohol use.
SVT also says that Avicii's body has been cleared to be taken back to his home of Sweden.
In 2016, Avicii retired from his career as a travelling musician through a letter posted on his website. Calvin Harris, the top-paid DJ, earned $48.5 million past year, according to an estimate by Forbes, and the rise of streaming subscriptions has helped bolster the industry's overall earnings. And I know because I [represented] all of his albums.