Tributes have poured in from the world of music following the death of superstar DJ Avicii at the age of 28.
Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Pete Tong and Nile Rodgers were among those paying respects to the Swedish music producer, whose real was Tim Bergling.
He was found dead in Oman on Friday afternoon, his publicist confirmed.
Chic star Rodgers said he was “crying” at news of Avicii’s death after the pair worked together on the band’s forthcoming album.
:: DJ Avicii found dead in Oman aged 28, his publicist confirms
#RIPAVICII Dear Tim your family have my most heartfelt condolences. You were my little bro. Love always.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) April 20, 2018
DJ Tong hailed Avicii as a “major influence in opening up mainstream USA to electronic dance music”.
“For him it was always about the music not the circus,” Tong said.
“May his spirit and soul find peace. Way too young x.”
Music producer Harris said: “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.”
French music star Guetta said Avicii had a “beautiful heart” and described him as “an incredibly talent musician”.
Singer Rita Ora, who collaborated with Avicii on the track Lonely Together last year, tweeted: “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.”
Former One Direction star Liam Payne tweeted: “Oh my god truly devastated for Avicii very very sad news way to young. What a talent he was. rest in peace x.”
US star Adam Lambert, who featured on Avicii’s single Lay Me Down, posted on Twitter: “RIP Tim. You were a brilliant composer and a gentle spirit. Fond memories of creating music.”
Other pop stars paying tribute to Avicii included Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa and Craig David.
Rest easy Avicii, you inspired so many of us. Wish I could have said that to you in person x
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) April 20, 2018
Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans x
— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) April 20, 2018
Rest in peace @Avicii My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time. x
— Craig David (@CraigDavid) April 20, 2018
DJ Deadmau5 wrote: “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 I’m very proud of him.”
US singer Charlie Puth tweeted: “Wow, I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the man who really opened my eyes as to what my productions could one day sound like.
“@Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I can not believe he is no longer with us. RIP to the very best.”
Jono Grant, from dance music group Above and Beyond, said: “So sorry to hear of the passing of Tim Bergling. A super talented writer & producer who lived too short a life.”
Stylist Gok Wan revealed he would be paying tribute to Avicii when he performed a DJ set in Dublin on Friday night.
He wrote on Twitter: “So shocked to here (sic) of Avicii passing. I’ve been DJIng a few years now and his tracks always get the entire crowd jumping with absolute joy. A true trailblazer.
“I’m playing in Dublin tonight and will for sure be playing tribute with many of his incredible tracks. RIP.”