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Avicii's family says DJ-producer's funeral will be private

Last Updated May 22, 2018 at 11:20 am EDT

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2013 file photo, Avicii accepts the award for favorite artist - electronic dance music at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. The family of late Swedish DJ-producer Avicii says his funeral will be private. In a statement released Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Avicii's family says the funeral will include "people who were closest" to the performer. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The family of late Swedish DJ-producer Avicii says his funeral will be private.

In a statement released Tuesday, Avicii’s family says the funeral will include “people who were closest” to the performer. The family also asked the media to respect their decision.

They added that no more information about the funeral will be made publicly.

Avicii, born Tim Bergling, was found dead last month in Muscat, Oman at age 28. He earned Grammy nominations, had success on U.S. radio and performed his music around the world at music festivals.

He retired from touring in 2016. He had in the past suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking. After having his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014, he cancelled a series of shows in attempt to recover.

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