World-renowned electronic music producer and DJ Avicii passed away this afternoon.

The 28-year-old was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20.

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” said a  representative. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.  The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family and fans in this difficult time.

“Creating music is what makes me happy and I have gotten to know so many great people in my days of touring, seen so many amazing places and created endless of good memories.” – Avicii