April 20, 2018 will forever be marked as a dark day in music history. One of the dance music’s biggest contemporary pioneers, Avicii, passed away at only 28 years-old following a prolific legacy that saw him help import the genre into the mainstream.
He inspired a countless amount of artists throughout his career, many of which we see dominating the main stage today. Not to mention, his influence can be felt heavily among the newer generations of dance fans. He stayed innovating until the very end as well, continuing to release new music after his retirement from touring that mashed up genres in ways previously thought impossible.
Naturally, his peers and admirers have taken to Twitter to express their condolences.
Im heartbroken. Tim and I started together on the @LaidbackLuke forum, and it feels like yesterday. Always the nicest guy in the room. Always smiling and loving music. This is a sad day for the world. pic.twitter.com/UztX13eMAm
— Max Vangeli (@MaxVangeli) April 20, 2018
I can’t find words but what I can say is that we all where couple of young kids from Sweden with dreams and Tim inspired us all and millions more. RIP my brother your music will live forever @Avicii pic.twitter.com/riC69lay3p
— INGROSSO (@Ingrosso) April 20, 2018
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 im very proud of him.
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
I would have enjoyed nothing more than ripping into Avicii well into and beyond our 60’s. taken away from us far too young. I know he’s at peace somewhere up there getting the last laugh that i spelled his name right this time. https://t.co/uAmdPsouSz
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) April 20, 2018
Sad to hear of @Avicii passing. From humble beginnings went onto conquer the world was a major influence in opening up mainstream USA to electronic dance music. For him it was always about the music not the circus . May his spirit and soul find peace. Way too young x
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) April 20, 2018
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) April 20, 2018
— Spotify (@Spotify) April 20, 2018
Can’t believe this, I’m gonna miss you so bad. From your first show where we played together, to all the amazing memories we shared. Thank you for changing the world with your amazing music and for being such an inspiration. I’m gonna miss you brother, until we meet again! pic.twitter.com/FjJyLA5Ohc
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) April 20, 2018
To whomstever the first cool kid planning their Avicii Twitter zing is: just don’t. This could be a lot of us. Don’t be a dick. We decide what kind of culture we want to live in. Maybe one that was cool to people who struggled to get through the day would be nice for a change.
— THE BLACK MADONNA (@blackmadonnachi) April 20, 2018
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
— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 20, 2018
The news of Avicii’s passing has hit us hard. We would like to express our sympathy and offer our condolences to his family. The world of electronic dance music won’t be the same without him. pic.twitter.com/rI5Oh3yI6W
— Armada Music (@Armada) April 20, 2018
At a loss for words…Rest easy brother @Avicii
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) April 20, 2018
. @Avicii was talented and kind, and I was genuinely excited to see what would come next from him. His future most certainly should have been written beyond age 28. I am
Rest easy Tim.
— Kaskade (@kaskade) April 20, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of Tim Bergling @Avicii. A super talented writer & producer who lived too short a life.
— Jono Grant (@jonogrant) April 20, 2018
I have no words.. RIP Tim
— Eric Prydz (@ericprydz) April 20, 2018
Words can not describe how I feel right now..I am gonna miss you brother pic.twitter.com/AjBgXi5gVR
— Tiësto (@tiesto) April 20, 2018
kind soul … you have the whole world in tears right now your music will live forever pic.twitter.com/4SWdbEdSXb
— Alex Andre (@AlexDVBBS) April 20, 2018
Damn Dude RIP #Avicii
— DJ Pauly D (@DJPaulyD) April 20, 2018
6 years ago, I was at Coachella in an empty Sahara tent. While everyone watched the Tupac hologram on Mainstage, only a few of us stayed for Avicii. It was the weekend I decided to change my career to dance music.
Your legacy goes on forever Tim. #RIP #Avicii pic.twitter.com/IPpjaMABT9
— HALIENE (@HALIENE) April 20, 2018
I cannot express enough that @Avicii revolutionized dance music, and effortlessly. An unparalleled writer and one of my biggest inspirations will be remembered and missed for centuries to come. We love you Tim.
— ▽ (@3LAU) 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
— Laidback Luke (@LaidbackLuke) April 20, 2018