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The Latest: Nile Rodgers mourns Avicii, talks DJ's drinking

Last Updated Apr 20, 2018 at 7:20 pm 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. Swedish-born Avicii, whose name is Tim Bergling, was found dead, Friday April 20, 2018, in Muscat, Oman. He was 28. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Latest on the death of electronic dance DJ and producer Avicii, who died Friday in Oman at age 28 (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Music producer Nile Rodgers is expressing sorrow at the death of DJ star Avicii (ah-VEE’-chee), with whom he developed a close friendship during their collaborations.

Rodgers says he considered the Swedish-born DJ his “little brother” and one of the best melody writers he ever worked with. He’s among many stars and fans mourning Avicii, who was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday at age 28.

Rodgers says his last performance with Avicii was three years ago and was a painful experience because the DJ was drunk.

The DJ suffered acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking.

Rodgers says he called out Avicii about being drunk and although he still performed he was upset and left because his heart was breaking.

Avicii’s hits include “Wake Me Up!” and “You Make Me.”

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2:50 p.m.

Fans and members of the music community are mourning the death of DJ Avicii on social media.

Fellow DJ-producer David Guetta writes in an Instagram post the world has lost a talented musician and thanks Avicii for his beautiful melodies and the time they spent in the studio together.

Fellow DJ-turned-superstar Calvin Harris laments that Avicii’s death came too soon. Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding writes Avicii inspired so many people and she wishes she could have told him that in person.

Publicist Diana Baron said Friday the 28-year-old Swedish-born DJ was in Muscat, Oman, when he died. No details on the cause of his death have been released.

Avicii’s hits include “Wake Me Up!” and “You Make Me.”

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1:30 p.m.

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman.

Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was “Le7els.”

His death comes just days after he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for top dance/electronic album for his EP “Avicii (01).”

His hits include “Wake Me Up!” ”The Days” and “You Make Me.”