The electronic dance music producer, DJ Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, age 28, was found dead in Oman on Friday afternoon.
Tributes came in abundance for Swedish DJ Avicii, whose demise has left the global showbiz world in shock. He was a young, talented, genius, and a passionate music artiste, who shaped sounds for the pop music industry, said celebrities.
Several international and Indian film celebrities expressed condolences for the 28-year-old, who was found dead in Oman. The death of the artiste, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was confirmed by his publicist on Friday.
Stylist and DJ, Gok Wan, said he would be paying tribute to the producer at a show in Dublin on Friday night.
He wrote on Twitter: “So shocked to hear (sic) of Avicii passing... I’ve been DJing a few years now and his tracks always get the entire crowd jumping with absolute joy... a true trailblazer...”
“I’m playing in Dublin tonight and will for sure be paying tribute with many of his incredible tracks... RIP.”
American singer Charlie Puth tweeted: “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 cannot believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.”
Payne posted he was “truly devastated” while Lipa said it was “too young and way too soon”.
Harris tweeted: “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.”
Here’s what celebrities tweeted from Bollywood:
Listening to Avicii all morning. Music is something that gets us through everything good, bad, or ugly. And people who make it are truly blessed. He was a genius. RIP Avicii. Your music was uplifting and we will all feel your loss.
RIP Avicii! Gone too soon!
Life comes with no guarantees. All one can do is live it while you have it. Avicii burned bright, while he was here. Gone, way too young.
This is devastating news. Just 28! Avicii.
“One day you leave this world behind so live a life you will remember.” - Avicii
Rest In Peace Avicii. Sad to know that a talented musical brother has left all of us so soon. Deepest condolences to Tim’s family for this untimely loss.
So easy to dismiss musical trends as disposable but the musicians at the top of them are almost always geniuses. Same was true for Avicii. So much more than an EDM guy, he shaped sounds pop music will use for a generation or more and understood the value of the song itself. RIP.
“Wake me up when it’s all over ...” Avicii, you’ll be missed. RIP Avicii.