Liverpool and the rest of the world in shock as iconic DJ Avicii is found dead
The creator of the soundtrack to our noughties summers has sadly died at the age of 28.
The news of Swedish DJ, Avicii’s death swept across the globe earlier today (Friday 20th April 2018) and fellow musicians and fans from all corners of the world took to social media to pay tribute to the Swedish musician, DJ, record producer and pioneer of EDM.
Avicii, real name Tim Bergling was a Grammy Award nominated artist who enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame since releasing his debut single in 20067. Having worked with the biggest names in the business from David Guetta, Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo, Aloe Blacc, Tiesto, Coldplay, Daft Punk and so many more, Avicii played his final live performance in Ibiza in August 2016 before announcing his retirement from touring, citing health problems.
Avicii, respected and revered by his peers and millions of fans, worldwide, and was no stranger to the north west, playing Creamfields in 2012, 2013, 2014 and finally in 2016. Avicii produced banger after banger that have become the soundtrack to our summers, festival days and the most memorable nights out. We’ve literally started our day with ‘Wake Me Up’ and refused to leave any club playing ‘You Make Me’, the kind of tunes that just stay forever young.
Anyone else remember this……
— The Guide Liverpool (@TheGuideLpool) 20 April 2018
Local and international DJ’s and artists have posted moving tributes on social media…..
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) 20 April 2018
Can’t believe this. 28 no age. He had so much talent & so much more to give. Thoughts with his family & friends. Rest in peace @Avicii your music will live forever no question. 😩💔😩
— Anton Powers (@AntonPowers) 20 April 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) 20 April 2018
Completely shocked & saddened to hear the news of @Avicii passing. RIP Tim, gone far too young xx
— CamelPhat (@CamelPhat) 20 April 2018
I will remember this ✌️Tim was a shy and super talented artist who created songs that changed the course of electronic music and pop culture. His music was positive and put a smile on billions of people’s faces. You will be missed sir. https://t.co/4hwPwxKaJK pic.twitter.com/T75FjXmQwT
— Martin Solveig (@martinsolveig) 20 April 2018
Absolutely awful news the passing of @Avicii at only 28 years of age . I know he had had a few hard years and health problems linked to drinking but this is so sad . Sometimes you just don’t know the damage your doing to your body . Life is very prescious make the most of it ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3dECPsBxMy
— Lee Butler (@DjLeeButler) 20 April 2018
Like you, we’ve spent this evening playing all our favourite Avicii tracks, from collaborations, remixes and straight up chart toppers, in tribute to talent who literally changed the face of music.