Collaborators of Avicii, in a statement Friday, said that Avicii was close to completing his new album before he died last April. His co-writers continued to work on the nearly finished songs and a new single, “SOS,” will drop on April 20.
Grammy-nominated Avicii performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio with "Wake Me Up." In 2016, the performer announced he was retiring from the road, though he continued to produce songs and albums.
The family of Avicii is thanking his fans for their support days after the superstar DJ died. Avicii, born Tim Bergling, was found dead Friday in Muscat, Oman. Details about his death were not revealed.
Avicii's brother David Bergling checked into a hotel in the Omani capital on Friday evening, hours after the star was found dead. The hotel where he is staying is 15 minutes away from Muscat Hills -- the resort where Avicii had been vacationing.
Bellringers at the Dom Church in Utrecht rang three of DJ Avicii's iconic hits on Saturday morning at 11am and it soon made many teary-eyed on Twitter. On a carillon, they played a medley of his famous songs — 'Wake Me Up', 'Hey Brother' and 'Without You'.
The untimely death of Avicii has left everyone in shock. Avicii's real name was Tim Bergling, and the artist had been nominated for a Grammy award twice, for the song Sunshine, which he had produced with David Guetta in 2012, and for his work in Levels in 2013.