Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday at the age of 28, his US publicist said.
He had been reportedly on holiday in Oman meeting friends, and appeared happy and healthy when seen shortly before the death.
"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this hard time", the statement said. "No further statements will be given", the statement added.
Avicii was honoured at the Dom Tower in Utrecht, which played his hits "Wake Me Up", "Without You" and "Hey Brother" with its 13 bells.
The Swedish DJ had spoken publicly in recent years about these problems, including pancreatitis, which was said to be triggered in part by excessive drinking.
"Thank you so much for an unbelievable experience and for having me on your special night".
Explaining the song's appeal, Aloe said, "I feel like the lyrics are very nostalgic. if you're older, it makes you feel like back when you were maybe prepubescent or middle school. That is what i live for, what I feel I was born to do", he wrote on his website.
Avicii was nominated for two Grammy Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards and one Billboard Music Award. My heart goes out to his family.