Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28

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Avicii's press contact confirmed the news earlier today to the Swedish publication.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii", his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this hard time.

His cuase of death is now unknown.

Avicii had suffered from acute pancreatitis caused in part by excessive drinking. In 2014, he canceled numerous shows in order to recover after having his gallbladder and appendix removed.

Avicii posted a statement a year ago explaining his situation. He said making music was "what I feel I was born to do".

Avicii - who for years was one of the world's most lucrative electronic musicians- in 2016 made number 12 on the list of top-paid DJs of Forbes magazine, which said he earned $14.5 million in the previous year.

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Avicii performs at the Summerburst music festival at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is the beginning of something new. "I took on board too much negative energy, I think". Known for Wake Me Up! In 2011, he broke through to an worldwide audience with the progressive house track "Levels", which hit No. 1 in his native Sweden and on the U.S. Billboard Dance Club Songs chart - and earned him a Grammy nod.

His 2012 collaboration track, Sunshine, with David Guetta was nominated for a Grammy award. The Days and You Make Me, his biggest hit was Le7els.

And he has even collaborated with Coldplay for A Sky Full of Stars.

Hey Brother quickly followed it up and had similar success.

He tried to alleviate global hunger by distributing meals throughout African schools.

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