The music world was rocked by the news that Swedish EDM superstar Avicii had died suddenly at the age of 28 on Friday (April 20). And while the artist’s team confirmed his death quickly, many questions remain surrounding his passing, including his cause of death. Now, though, authorities have ruled out any “criminal suspicion” in the death of the DJ born Tim Bergling.
Avicii died while vacationing in Oman — a popular vacation destination on the Arabian Peninsula — and was found dead Friday in the capital city of Muscat. According to police in the region, no foul play is suspected.
“Two postmortems were carried out … and we can confirm that there is no criminal suspicion in the death,” Royal Oman Police told CNN.
Avicii’s parents, two sisters and one brother are now in the Muscat to bring his body home.
UPDATE (4/23, 4:20 p.m. EDT): Bergling’s family has now issued a statement thanking fans and peers for their support. It reads: “We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother. We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs. Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.”
Though the cause of death still remains unknown, Avicii’s publicist previously shared the following 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 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.