Avicii dead: Police rule 'no criminal suspicion'

Jack Shepherd

Sources within the Oman police force say there is “no criminal suspicion” in the death of Avicii, according to reports.

The Swedish musician – real name Tim Bergling – was found dead on Friday (20 April) in Oman at the age of 28. The cause of death has not been revealed.

Two post-mortems have been conducted with authorities ruling out foul play. “We absolutely confirmed that there is no criminal suspicion of death,” the police source told Sky News.

Bergling’s publicist Diana Baron confirmed the hit-maker’s death in a statement: “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.”

​Bergling was best known for international hits such as “Wake Me Up,” “Without You” and “Hey Brother”. The musician quit touring in 2016, two years after having both his gallbladder and appendix removed following acute pancreatitis.

The official cause of death has not yet been revealed.