The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be give,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. Avicii’s health issues were known to the public for several years prior to his death. He suffered from acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. In 2014, he canceled numerous shows in order to recover after having his gallbladder and appendix removed.
During his career, Avicci was nominated for two Grammy Awards and had big hits with Wake Me Up, Hey Brother and Levels. One of his most recent singles was with Rita Ora called Lonely Together. Avicii performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio. His most recognized song, the country-dance mashup “Wake Me Up,” was a multi-platinum success and peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. On the dance charts, he had seven Top 10 hits. “When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life,” the star told in an interviw in 2016. After his death was announced, Avicii’s dance music peers, and admirers, immediately took to Twitter to express their grief.