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Artists React to the Tragic Death of EDM Legend, Avicii

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:

https://twitter.com/RubyRose/status/987394712339468289?tfw_creator=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fandreapark&tfw_site=CBSNewsEnt&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbsnews.com%2Fnews%2Fstars-pay-tribute-to-avicii-on-social-media%2F

RIP, Avicii. Already, you are sorely missed.

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