Hollywood, Bollywood celebs pay tribute to Avicii

Global showbiz personalities take to social media to express their sentiments

Ians April 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES/MUMBAI: Tributes came in abundance for music genius Avicii, whose demise has left the global showbiz world in shock. He was a young, talented, and passionate music artist, who shaped sounds for the pop music industry.


Several international and Indian film celebrities expressed condolences to the 28-year-old, who was found dead in Oman. The death of the artist, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was confirmed by his publicist yesterday.

Sonam Kapoor: Listening to Avicii all morning. Music is something that gets us through everything good bad or ugly. And People who make it are truly blessed. He was a genius. RIP Avicii your music was uplifting and we will all feel your loss.

Alia Bhatt: Such a terrible loss!!!! Still can’t believe it.. he was soo young and soo talented! May his soul rest in peace. You will be missed Avicii!

Athiya Shetty: "One day you leave this world behind, so live a life you will remember." - Avicii

Raghav: So easy to dismiss musical trends as disposable but the musicians at the top of them are almost always geniuses. Same was true for Avicii. So much more than a EDM guy he shaped sounds pop music will use for a generation or more and understood the value of the song itself. RIP.


Fellow EDM star Calvin Harris was among the first to post, tweeting: "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."


Pop artist Charlie Puth wrote: "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."


Madonna posted a photograph with Avicii, standing behind his DJ booth with the artist at once of his shows, with the caption: "So Sad……. So Tragic. Good Bye Dear Sweet Tim. Gone too Soon."

Dua Lipa: "Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans,"


Liam Payne tweeted that he was "truly devastated for Avicii, very very sad news way too young… what a talent he was."

Fellow electronic musicians Zedd, 3LAU, Marshmello, Deadmau5 and Dillon Francis sent love on Twitter, with 3LAU writing that he was "an unparalleled writer and one of my biggest inspirations will be remembered and missed for centuries to come."

Imagine Dragons also tweeted thoughts for Avicii, with the band's frontman Dan Reynolds tweeting that working with the DJ "was one of my favorite collaborative moments."

Rita Ora: 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.

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife Sofia expressed, "We had the honour to have known him and admired him both as an artist and the beautiful person that he was."

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