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Foul play ruled out in Avicii death - reports

The Swedish DJ died on Friday in Oman, aged just 28.

DJ Avicii 1989:2018 Swedish DJ Musician Avicii, pictured in Florida in February Source: SMG/PA Images

SWEDEN’S PUBLIC BROADCASTER says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii , who died on Friday at age 28.

Public broadcaster SVT, citing information from an anonymous police official in Oman, reports that the autopsies revealed nothing suspicious and foul play has been ruled out in the performer’s death.

The broadcaster says the body has been cleared to be taken back to Avicii’s native Sweden, where he was born as Tim Bergling. Fans in Stockholm observed a minute of silence in his honor on Saturday.

Swedish tabloid Expressen says Avicii stayed at the Muscat Hills Resort while vacationing in Oman. Expressen says he spent time with friends, went kitesurfing and enjoyed the country so much he was planning to stay a few extra days.

The Swedish DJ’s death marks a symbolic coming-of-age for the genre of electronic dance music, one that remains resolutely youthful, becoming the first electronic superstar to die near his prime.

With © – AFP, 2018

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