Confirming his passing, his publicist released a statement, saying: "The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this hard time". No further statements will be given.
No cause of death was given, and it was not known why the musician was in Oman. The DJ is also well-known for tracks like "Sunshine", "Wake Me Up!", "I Could Be The One", "Addicted To You", "Lonely Together" and, perhaps most prominently, "Hey Brother", among others. In 2012 and 2013, Avicii was nominated for two Grammy Awards for best dance recording.
A police spokesman told CNN "there is no criminal suspicion in the death". The musician was reportedly on vacation when he was found deceased. In 2014, the DJ had his gallbladder and appendix removed and had been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis due in part to excessive alcohol consumption.
Fans are still reeling from the sudden death of Sweedish electronic dance music superstar Avicii at the age of 28 on April 20 just two short years after he announced his retirement from live performing.
The music community is devastated by this shocking and heartbreaking news.
Above all else, it is tragic that Avicii left this world so soon.
"Nile Rodgers: "#RIPAVICII Dear Tim your family have my most heartfelt condolences.
He also divulged that Avicii's music had touched him at certain points in his life, specifically the summer of 2013.
"Two weeks ago, I took the time to drive across the USA with my friends and team, to just look and see and think about things in a new way", the musician wrote in an emotional letter on his website in 2016.