Am Freitagnachmittag ist DJ und Produzent Avicii gestorben. Seine Publizistin teilte mit, er sei leblos in Maskat, der Hauptstadt des Oman aufgefunden worden. Tim Bergling, wie der DJ mit bürgerlichem Namen hieß, wurde nur 28 Jahre alt. Woran er starb, ist bis jetzt unklar. Auf Facebook hatte er sich noch vor wenigen Tagen über seine Nominierung bei den Billboard-Awards gefreut.
Sein plötzlicher Tod ist vielen seiner Kollegen nahe gegangen. Einige von ihnen haben auf Twitter und Instagram ihrer Trauer über den Verlust Ausdruck gegeben.
Emily Goldberg, Tims Ex-Freundin postete gemeinsame Fotos auf Instagram und beschrieb ihre Gefühle:
“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. 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 #avicii @avicii
You set the precedent for the rest of us producers/ opened doors and set the trends . A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers . You should have lived to be 150.. but your music is gonna live forever . I'm not just saying that.. but you are the only one to always make timeless songs. You were the gold standard . You made me want try and make dance music when i first heard "seek bromance" . And then u kept making feel like shit cause you kept gettin better and i couldn't even mix a snare right .. you were the best of this generation . A real superstar 🌟 I know you had your demons and maybe this wasn't the right place for you sometimes , but we need to protect true artists like you at all costs because there are not enough left and we are losing too many .. be good Tim
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
Auch DJ Calvin Harris äußerte sich zu Aviciis Tod:
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
Just landed on the West Coast and received this very sad news. Tim was like a little brother to me. In my darkest hour, I went to Sweden and he was there for me and we found light in great conversation and in music. He will be forever be missed. This pain I can not describe🙏 pic.twitter.com/YO6HTFyHhQ— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) 20. April 2018
RIP Avicii— COBRA|Soul Food 🐍 (@LupeFiasco) 20. April 2018
Never let this game change you. Just because you make music doesn’t automatically mean you all of a sudden need to become famous or a celebrity, or a fashion designer, or a car collector, or a pimp or a slut, or the center of attention..always embrace who you are 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/nfHN9RNn8V
Something really horrible happened. We lost a friend with such a beautiful heart and the world lost an incredibly talented musician. Thank you for your beautiful melodies, the time we shared in the studio, playing together as djs or just enjoying life as friends.— David Guetta (@davidguetta) 20. April 2018
RIP @Avicii pic.twitter.com/IGiTYetJcq
I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I’m devastated. Heartbroken.— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) 20. April 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) 20. April 2018
oh no, Avicii :( He made such a massive mark on the world at such a young age. I feel so sad for his family and friends.— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) 20. April 2018
No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away....💔— Zedd (@Zedd) 20. April 2018
Thoughts go out to his family and friends...
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
I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Avicii’s passing. Tim was such a humble, kind and beautiful soul. As a dance music icon, he touched the lives of millions around the world, and broke down barriers between genres like dance music and country. He helped our culture make an impact on the mainstream that will never be forgotten. I send my sincere condolences to his family, friends, fans and loved ones, and we will forever keep his memory and his music alive and in our hearts. Tim, have an amazing journey. We’ll see you on the other side. We love you. 🙏❤️🙏