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​Avicii's Family Break Silence With Message To Fans

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​Avicii's Family Break Silence With Message To Fans

The family of Avicii, who was found dead in Oman at age of 28 at the weekend, have issued a statement thanking fans for all of the 'initiatives taken to honour' the late DJ.

Avicii, whose real name Tim Bergling, was well-known for a string of popular hits including 'Lay Me Down', 'I Could Be The One' and 'Lonely Together'.

The Swedish musician was nominated twice for a Grammy Award for his work on 'Sunshine' with David Guetta in 2012 and also for his song 'Levels' in 2013.

In the statement, the family said: "We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim's music and have precious memories of his songs.

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"Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music ... and moments of silence around the world.

They added: "We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way."

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Since the news of Avicii's death broke, people have been paying homage to the star in a number of poignant ways.

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One church in Utrecht even paid tribute by playing three of his songs on the bells, ringing out the hits from what is the tallest church tower in the country.

Many of his songs also took over the Spotify charts, with 10 of his songs quickly entering the global top 50.

Fans and fellow musicians and DJs have also taken to Twitter with moving tributes:

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The news of Avicii's passing was broken by his publicist, Diana Baron, who said: "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. 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."

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Topics: News, avicii, Music, Music News

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