28-yr-old DJ and music producer Avicii found dead in Oman

The sudden demise of 28-year-old Avicii sent a shock-wave across the globe. The Swedish DJ and record producer best known for his electronic music, was found dead on Friday in Muscat, Oman, his US publicist confirmed.

"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling , also known as Avicii. He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th," publicist Diana Baron said in a statement on Friday.

"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time," the statement added.

No cause of Avicii’s death has been reported so far. Oman police is yet to submit their report.

Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling rose to fame with 2011 hit 'Levels.' He released two albums 'True' (2013) and 'Stories' (2015).

In 2016 he announced retiring from touring.

"My choices and career have never been driven by material things, although I’m grateful for all the opportunities and comforts my success has availed me. I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist," he wrote to fans.

In 2017, he quit the EDM circuit citing health problems.

"I needed to figure out my life. The whole thing was about success for the sake of success. I wasn't getting any happiness anymore," he had said at the time.

Music composers and singers around the world expressed shock and grief over the sudden demise of Avicii.