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Aviciis final tweet saw him excited for the future as he celebrated BBMA nomination

Avicii's final tweet saw him excited for the future as he celebrated BBMA nomination
Avicii was making new music (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Aviciis final tweets saw him excited to be nominated at the Billboard Music Awards.

The Swedish DJ, real name Tim Bergling, has died aged just 28 years old.

The news was confirmed by his agent, with a statement reading: 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 20th.

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.

Aviciis last tweet came on 17 April, when he thanked Billboard for nominating him for top dance/electronic album alongside Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, ODESZA and Kygo.

He wrote: Thanks for the nomination! @billboard #BBMAS.

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Avicii was nominated for his EP Avīci (01), which was released last August.

He had been frequently active on Twitter, sharing links to his podcast and thanking fans for listening to his collaboration with Rita Ora, Lonely Together.

Over on Instagram, his final post came on 4 April when he shared a picture of himself walking on stepping stones over a pool in the back of a house, with the caption: Its always sunny in California.

Prior to this, he had posted pictures from the studio as he worked on new music.

In 2016, Avicii announced that he was retiring from touring, and had his final live performance in Ibiza on 28 August 2016.

However, he continued to make music, and on his official website, he said he was born to produce music.

He wrote: We all reach a point in our lives and our careers where we understand what matters the most to us.

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For me its creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do.

Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.

The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new. Hope you´ll enjoy it as much as I do.

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