Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28

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Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire.
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Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.

The electronic dance music producer, real name Tim Bergling, was found dead in Oman on Friday afternoon.

Avicii's representative said 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 20.

"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."

His death comes days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album.

Avicii, who boasted two UK number ones, retired from touring in 2016.