People were in shock Friday as news spread about the death of Swedish-born producer and DJ Avicii at 28.
Friends and fans alike struggled to come to terms with the loss of the EDM phenom, who walked away from touring in 2016 but never turned his back on the music, releasing an EP just last year.
Avicii, whose given name was Tim Bergling, had already faced a host of health issues. He had acute pancreatitis — spurred in part by excessive drinking — suffered a burst appendix and had his gallbladder removed, as revealed in a 2017 documentary.
Here’s a glimpse of how people were mourning his death:
Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do. My heart goes out to his family. God bless you Tim x— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to Tim's family and close friends. I can't express how deeply sad I am. Meeting him changed my life. He was an amazingly talented person and it hurts so bad that he's gone.— Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc) April 20, 2018
I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking. Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I’m devastated. Heartbroken.— Rita Ora 🙏✨ (@RitaOra) April 20, 2018
Horrible to hear about Avicii, only 28 years old... 😕— Jack Maynard (@Jack_Maynard23) April 20, 2018
I’m left speechless. You’ve been an idol and inspiration to both myself and countless others, and your music and legacy will continue to live on. Thoughts and prayers to your family and loved ones. Rest in peace, @avicii. And to everyone reading this, take care of each other. pic.twitter.com/ZvVDDeIrO5— Alan Walker (@IAmAlanWalker) April 20, 2018
Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young ... what a talent he was. rest in peace x— Liam (@LiamPayne) April 20, 2018
RIP Avicii. I have so many great memories to his music.— Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) April 20, 2018
Avicii contributed incredible art to this world. devastated to hear about this. Rest In Peace. X— Sabrina Carpenter (@SabrinaAnnLynn) April 20, 2018