Swedish superstar DJ Avicii has died, according to a statement from his publicist, who says the 28-year-old musician was found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday afternoon. His cause of death was not immediately clear.
Avicii found initial mainstream success with his 2011 single, “Levels”, which hit No. 1 on the US dance charts. The following year, he teamed up with David Guetta for “Sunshine”, earning him his first Grammy for Best Dance Recording. That same year, he became the first DJ to headline Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
In 2013, Avicii released his debut studio album, True, which contained his most successful single, “Wake Me Up”. The track went No. 1 in 20 countries, including a 14-week stint atop the U.S. Dance/Electronic charts. It was also the number one most streamed song on Spotify’s Global Chart.
However, throughout his career, Avicii also dealt with numerous health problems, including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he had surgery to remove his gallbladder and appendix. These issues eventually led Avicii to retire from touring in 2016, though he continued to make new music.