Thousands of Avicii fans gathered in Stockholm to pay tribute to the Swedish DJ and producer, who died on Friday April 20th at the age of 28.
The “Avicii Tribute” event was held on Saturday afternoon at Sergels Torg plaza, which was filled with dancing and crying fans. After a minute’s silence, a group of friends and figures from the music industry shared their favorite memories and songs.
Avicii, real name Tim Bergling was found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday. The cause has not been revealed yet.
Neil Jacobson, president of Geffen Records, stated that the EDM artist was working on a new album at the time of his death.
“We were working on it and it was his best music in years, honestly. And I know because I [represented] all of his albums. He was so inspired. He was so psyched,” he told to Variety.
No decision has been made yet about the release of the new record. “We’ll try to get some advice from the family and everybody’s going to put their heads together and try and do what we think Tim would want us to do.”
Fellow DJs such as deadmau5, Carl Craig, Calvin Harris, Black Coffee, Diplo, The Black Madonna and more also paid respects to the artist over the weekend.
my sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the friends, fans and families of @Avicii 🙁 Banter aside, nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music and im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) 20 aprile 2018
#RIPAvicii another great talent lost
— carl craig (@carlcraignet) 20 aprile 2018
You set the precedent for the rest of us producers/ opened doors and set the trends . A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers . You should have lived to be 150.. but your music is gonna live forever . I’m not just saying that.. but you are the only one to always make timeless songs. You were the gold standard . You made me want try and make dance music when i first heard “seek bromance” . And then u kept making feel like shit cause you kept gettin better and i couldn’t even mix a snare right .. you were the best of this generation . A real superstar ? I know you had your demons and maybe this wasn’t the right place for you sometimes , but we need to protect true artists like you at all costs because there are not enough left and we are losing too many .. be good Tim
RIP Avicii. Honestly that’s just sad.
— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) 20 aprile 2018