Swedish DJ and musician Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, has unexpectedly passed away at the age of 28. His untimely death has sent shockwaves through the music industry, with his friends coming forward to express their sadness and share their memories of the talented artist — including Avicii's ex-girlfriend Emily Goldberg.
"'Come on babe, don’t give up on us. Choose me, and I’ll show you love.' Those are lyrics from a song Tim wrote for me," she wrote on Instagram. "I wish I could have lived up to them. For the two years we were together, he was my closest confidante, and my best friend. Now I can’t look at Bear without knowing I’ll never see his face again. I’m still collecting my thoughts and thank you for all your kind words and texts. 'Wake me up when it’s all over,' because I don’t want it to be real #ripavicii." Keep scrolling below to see more tributes to Avicii after his death.
"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," Calvin Harris tweeted following the heartbreaking news. "Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best," singer Charlie Puth added.
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
Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like. @Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) April 20, 2018
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) April 20, 2018
Devastated hearing the sad news of @Avicii passing. 😭 Such a sweet soul with a big heart & incredible talent. So many amazing memories together. My thoughts & prayers are with his family. Rest In Peace my friend🙏 pic.twitter.com/H9KvylM1Ys— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words...Rest easy brother 😪 @Avicii— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
Damn Dude RIP #Avicii 🙏🏽— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) April 20, 2018
Avicii contributed incredible art to this world. devastated to hear about this. Rest In Peace. X— Sabrina Carpenter (@SabrinaAnnLynn) 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
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 (@NormaniKordei) April 20, 2018
Bless you Avicii ….Much love ..RIP xx— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) April 20, 2018
My heart is broken to hear about Tim @Avicii - what a talent & hard worker. Writing with him changed how I thought about the songwriting process. There’s so much love the whole world is sending to him and his family right now. What a gift to have him for the short time we did pic.twitter.com/GulXzOwsNs— Cam (@camcountry) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away....💔— Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
Thoughts go out to his family and friends...
Other fellow DJs also spoke out to remember the "Levels" star, including DJ Pauly D, Marshmello, and Zedd, who wrote, "No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away... Thoughts go out to his family and friends."
"Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans," Dua Lipa tweeted. Former One Direction singer Liam Payne shared his feelings with fans on the social media platform as well. "Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young ... what a talent he was. rest in peace," he said.
Avicii was found dead on Friday, April 20, with his publicist confirming the death. "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," his publicist shared in a statement. "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."
A few days after his death, Avicii's family released the following statement: "We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs. Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world. We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way." His cause of death has yet to be revealed. RIP.