Superstar DJ and EDM sensation Avicii died on Friday in Muscat, leaving his humongous fan following mourning. The Swedish DJ, whose original name was Tim burgling and who had hinted at his struggle with popularity and health, retired from the EDM scene in 2016 with many hoping that he was to return on stage soon – hopes that were shattered on Friday after the news of his death broke. Tweets mourning Avicii have poured in on Twitter with fellow musicians and record producers like Deadmau5, Nile Rodgers, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Charlie Puth, Liam Payne, Ellie Golding, Akon and many, many others fondly remembering the young Swedish DJ.
“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,” wrote Calvin Harris while Zedd tweeted: “No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away… Thoughts go out to his family and friends.” Canadian record producer Deadmau5 tweeted to say: “I would have enjoyed nothing more than ripping into Avicii well into and beyond our 60’s. taken away from us far too young. I know he’s at peace somewhere up there getting the last laugh that i spelled his name right this time.” American DJ Diplo added: “You should have lived to be 150.. but your music is gonna live forever.”
The remix I did of Levels hasn’t left my set since I made it back in 2011. All though we weren’t “close friends” I feel this deep sadness through the connection we had through this song. Tim was a truly a genius and an innovator, yet sensitive and humble. This industry can be rough and from a far I saw it take a tole on him. I just wish I could have hugged him more and told him it would be okay .You’re music will forever be apart of mine and so many other lives. Maybe that’s the closest thing we have to immortality. I really hope you’re essence , wherever it may be in the universe is now at peace. And if in some miracle you can see this , I hope you know that as long as human beings are alive on this planet , you will forever remain an inspiration. Thank you Tim. RIP