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'Your Music Is Going To Live Forever': Tributes Flow Following Avicii's Death

21 April 2018 | 10:33 am | Staff Writer

'You should have lived to be 150.'

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Musicians and fans have flooded social media this morning with tributes to Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, following confirmation that the Swedish DJ passed away on April 20, age 28.

Peers have praised the producer for the contribution he made to modern dance music and his welcoming attitude to new acts in the scene.


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"You set the precedent for the rest of us producers/opened doors and set the trends," Diplo posted on Instagram.

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"A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers. You should have lived to be 150...but your music is gonna live forever."

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group has also issued a statement on Bergling's passing.

"Our entire company mourns Tim's passing and extends our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones - and to his many fans spanning the globe," Grainge said.

"He has left us far too young. He and his incredible creativity will be missed."

See more reactions from the likes of Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, Australia's Nina Las Vegas and more below.