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One of Avicii's former girlfriends has posted a touching tribute to the Swedish DJ after it was announced he had died in Oman.
Emily Goldberg uploaded a few snaps of her and Tim Bergling during their relationship, which Heavy reports lasted between 2011 and 2013.
She wrote: "'Come on babe, don't give up on us. Choose me, and I'll show you love.' Those are lyrics from a song Tim wrote for me. I wish I could have lived up to them.
"For the two years we were together, he was my closest confidante, and my best friend. Now I can't look at Bear [a dog owned by the couple] without knowing I'll never see his face again. I'm still collecting my thoughts and thank you for all your kind words and texts.
"Wake me up when it's all over, because I don't want it to be real."
The specific cause of the 28-year-old's death is still unknown.
His publicist confirmed his death yesterday in a statement saying: "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 20.
"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to pleaserespect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."
Fellow EDM musicians including Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix and Zedd have posted messages on social media describing their shock at Avicii's sudden death and at such a young age.
Can't really describe in words how sad I feel right now.. thank you for inspiring me and millions others. RIP @Avicii :pensive::heart: pic.twitter.com/nthXoCiZqy
- MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
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
- Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
No words can describe the sadness I'm feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away....:broken_heart:
Thoughts go out to his family and friends...
- Zedd (@Zedd) April 20, 2018
The Swedish DJ quit live performances in 2016 after being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, which was caused by excessive alcohol use. He had to have emergency surgery to remove his pancreas, where his gallbladder was also taken out.
In a statement following the procedure, Avicii said: "I'm still traumatised. But I'm sure I will again. I've started being able to listen to music again, getting a little bit of that joy back."
He released an EP last year titled Avīci which was supposed to be one of three parts that would make up his third studio album. When it was released, the DJ said: "I'm really excited to be back with music once again. It has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music!"
Whether the public will ever get to hear those other two parts is anyone's guess. While some people would find it disrespectful to release music that the artist hasn't officially signed off, fans would be desperate to have new material to listen to.
Featured Image Credit: Emily Goldberg/Instagram
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