The world-renowned DJ Avicii was reported to have been found dead at 28, and here's a list of other stars who left us too soon.
EDM fans around the world were devastated when they heard of the passing of Swedish record producer, musician, and DJ Tim Bergling, who went by the stage name Avicii. He had been responsible for some of the biggest crossover EDM hits of the decade, 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up,' and had at one point been one of the highest-paid DJs in the world.
Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, at just 28 years of age, with rumors that his anxiety and alcoholism had caught up to him despite his retirement from touring two years ago. The circumstances of his death have been withheld from the public, and his family has asked for privacy during this tragic time.
If you think that's a young age to go, it certainly isn't the first time someone has thought that. There's a long list of rising stars and celebrities who were taken from us at the young age of 28. Read on to find out more about these tragic deaths.
📷 Heath Ledger photographed by Michael Caulfield at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, promoting ‘A Knight’s Tale’, 31 March 2001. #HeathLedger #AKnightsTale #Actor #Australian #Portrait #Photography #Film #Cinema #TBT #RememberingHeath pic.twitter.com/95yuyhYIxA— Heath Ledger (@HeathLegend) April 19, 2018
Heath Ledger died in 2008 after accidentally overdosing on prescription drugs. He had finished filming his role as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight.' He posthumously won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film.
The crow avec brandon lee pic.twitter.com/N0iIz46Y3k— Valentin bouquet (@Valentinbouque3) April 14, 2018
Bruce Lee's son, Brandon Lee, was tragically killed while filming his final movie 'The Crow' when a prop gun containing a live round was fired at him, mortally wounding him. He lost his own father when he was just 8-years-old.
On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed in a plane crash. pic.twitter.com/4iF48FJyXq— Rock N Roll Pictures (@RockNRollPics) February 3, 2017
Disc jockey The Big Bopper was most famously known for his 1958 recording 'Chantilly Lace,' but his life was cut short in the plane crash that killed Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly in a tragedy that came to be billed 'The Day the Music Died.'
The Swedish DJ passed away in Muscat, Oman, on April 20, 2018.
Gone 39 years today, legendary guitarist, Steve Gaines, former guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd. RIP. pic.twitter.com/W4l5VqFN1T— Holy Diver (@HolyDiver0327) October 21, 2016
Guitarist Steve Gaines was the victim of a plane crash that killed his fellow Lynyrd Skynyrd members Ronnie Van Zant and his older sister Cassie Gaines.
John Glascock was a bass player for both Jethro Tull and Carmen, but in 1979 he passed away when his heart valve defect was aggravated by an infection.
Harry Womack was a member of The Valentinos, a sibling gospel, and R&B vocal group. He was stabbed to death by his girlfriend who had wrongly suspected him of being unfaithful to her.
Obligatory Viktor Tsoi post for his DOB. I met this heartbreaker when I was nineteen yo.— Alicia Dressman (@thedelphivision) June 21, 2017
Kino was arguably the greatest CIA op of the 80s)) pic.twitter.com/dDASZ8OiNN
Viktor Tsoi was a Russian singer and songwriter who was one of the founders of Kino, a band that turned out to be one of the biggest pop sensations in the history of Russian music. Unfortunately, he was killed at 28 in a car crash.
We talked about Tim Buckley over dinner and, in particular, this album 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/4C6FOkQHMv— Dorian Cope (@OnThisDeity) February 22, 2018
Jeff Buckley's father, Tim Buckley, was a renowned musician who never found commercial success in his lifetime, though he came to be admired by the generations after him for his experimental style. He died of a heroin overdose at 28.
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22 years gone today 💔 pic.twitter.com/QisEgvGmLF
Shannon Hoon, the lead singer of Blind Melon, died of a cocaine overdose just before he was due to perform on tour at a gig in New Orleans.
One-hit wonder Bobby Bloom rose to fame with his 1970 single 'Montego Bay.' Unfortunately, he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun at home, having suffered from depression in the final years of his life.
Another #RadioDeluxeDoublePlay this week featuring forever deluxe Beverly Kenney with What Is There to Say followed by Destination Moon. But wait. There's more! A bonus track with Beverly singing Yours Sincerely. Listen here! https://t.co/EgvKghdcQ2 pic.twitter.com/tqac7u9egw— Radio Deluxe (@RadioDeluxeNow) April 21, 2018
Beverly Kenney was an American jazz singer whose albums gained cult status in Japan, where they are regularly reissued. She attempted suicide twice before succeeding on her third try when she mixed alcohol and Seconal.
Bradley Nowell, lead singer of Sublime, would have turned 50 years old today. Happy Birthday, Brad. You and Lou Dog are missed. pic.twitter.com/bfuJw0Tgvr— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) February 22, 2018
Bradley Nowell founded the Californian band Sublime, for which he served as its lead singer and guitarist until his death of a heroin overdose in San Francisco while on tour with Sublime in 1996.
18 anos sem #JasonThirsk, o primeira baixista do #Pennywise. A famosa faixa #BroHymn foi originalmente composta por Jason e após sua morte adaptada em sua homenagem no excelente álbum #FullCircle. Jason se acidentou fatalmente com uma arma de fogo com apenas 28 anos de idade. | 18 years without Pennywise's first bassist Jason Thirsk. One of the band's most famous track, Bro Hymn was written by him. He tragically died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 28. #RIP and thanks for your great music.
Jason Thirsk was a bassist for California-based punk rock band Pennywise until he tragically passed away from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1996.