The music community (and the EDM community in particular) was shocked and devastated on Friday, April 20th, when braced with the news that 28-year-old EDM artist Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman while on vacation.
Following his death, police ruled out any “criminal suspicion,” leaving fans and contemporaries to wonder what the cause of death actually was. What we do know, however, is that Avicii suffered some serious health problems. In 2012, he was hospitalized for 11 days for acute pancreatitis, which was the result of heavy drinking. The next year, he was urged to remove his gallbladder, but decided not to go through with the procedure.
As fans, we’re all completely shattered and devastated by this news, especially because he was such a trailblazer in the genre of EDM, inspiring so many artists who came after him with the same, big goals. Some artists even took some time to post tributes for Avicii after learning that he’d passed, truly showcasing the impact he had on other artists while he was alive. Take a look:
— David Guetta (@davidguetta) April 22, 2018
Today, I feel especially fortunate to be a creative. Tim, you are sorely missed. Thank you for everything you did for us. There are no right words. @Avicii
— h (@halsey) April 21, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to Tim's family and close friends. I can't express how deeply sad I am. Meeting him changed my life. He was an amazingly talented person and it hurts so bad that he's gone.
— Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc) April 20, 2018
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
. @Avicii was talented and kind, and I was genuinely excited to see what would come next from him. His future most certainly should have been written beyond age 28. I am
Rest easy Tim.
— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 20, 2018
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii 🙁 Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….💔
Thoughts go out to his family and friends…
— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace, Avicii.
We lost a legend.
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) April 20, 2018
I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I’m devastated. Heartbroken.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) April 20, 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young … what a talent he was. rest in peace x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
Rest easy Avicii, you inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person x
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) April 20, 2018
RIP AVICII 🙏🏾 May your legacy continue to live on through your music. Thank you for the impact that you have on many. Prayers going out to your family, friends and fans all across the world. We will miss you.
— Normani (@Normani) April 20, 2018
RIP Avicii. Remember to tell the people you love how you feel everyday
— ODESZA (@odesza) April 20, 2018
Can’t believe this is true..my biggest inspiration and the reason why I started making electronic music. Thank you for all the joy you brought to the world with your music. RIP @Avicii https://t.co/74ihAHtpl2
— Kygo (@KygoMusic) April 20, 2018
— Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) April 20, 2018
— AKON (@Akon) April 20, 2018
RIP, Avicii. Already, you are sorely missed.