A Dutch church has paid tribute to Avicii by playing three of his songs by using the church bells to recreate three of his songs.
The EDM star, whose real name was Tim Bergling, died yesterday (April 20), aged 28. A statement from his publicist confirmed his death and said his body was found in Muscat, Oman. A cause of death is not currently known.
Following the announcement of his death, the songs ‘Wake Me Up’, ‘Without You’, and ‘Hey Brother’ could be heard ringing from the Dom Tower in Utrecht this morning.
— Malgosia Fiebig (@Malgosiafiebig) April 20, 2018
Carillonneur Malgosia Fiebig tweeted of her plans to air three of the Swedish DJ’s songs yesterday, posting a photo of sheet music with the caption: “A quick preparation of three Avicii songs. Tomorrow I start my Carillon concert with it!”
— Tineke Tijhuis-Boot (@tinekeboot) April 21, 2018
Stars from across the music world have paid tribute to Avicii, including Calvin Harris, Madonna, Skrillex, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Dua Lipa, and more. Harris described him as “a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do”. Deadmau5 said that “nobody can deny what he has accomplished and done for modern dance music”.
“A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers… You are the only one to always make timeless songs,” Diplo wrote. “You were the gold standard . You made me want try and make dance music… I know you had your demons and maybe this wasn’t the right place for you sometimes, but we need to protect true artists like you at all costs because there are not enough left and we are losing too many”.