World-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman, his agent said on Friday. He was 28.
No further statements will be given.
Bergling had struggled with health problems, some caused by excessive drinking and was hospitalised for 11 days in 2012 for treatment of acute pancreatitis.
In early 2016, he announced his temporary retirement from touring, citing a desire to explore other interests.
Avicii achieved global fame in 2011 with the release of his smash hit Levels, which was followed by other chart sensations, such as Wake Me Up and Hey Brother.
He was known for his collaborations with other artists, including Coldplay, David Guetta, Lenny Kravitz, Robbie Williams and Rita Ora.
In 2014, he teamed up with Carlos Santana, Wyclef Jean and Alexandre Pires on the official FIFA World Cup anthem, We Will Find a Way.