The music world suffered a tragic loss on Friday with the death of popular DJ Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii. He was 28-years-old.
Avicii became a mainstream sensation in 2011 with his breakout track “Levels.” The tune peaked at No. 60 in the Billboard Top 100 and can often be heard at numerous sporting venues throughout the country.
As he has in the past, Los Angeles Dodgers organist Dieter Ruehle did his part to pay tribute and his respects to a fallen musician. Prior to first pitch on Friday night, Ruehle warmed up with a rendition of Avicii’s hit, “Wake Me Up.”
The sequence was caputed by Dodgers social media coordinator Sue Jo:
— Sue Jo (@suejo825) April 20, 2018
Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” was met with critical acclaim in the wake of its release in 2013, as it placed No. 1 in dozens of music charts around the world.
Avicii was a pioneer in the EDM genre and earned a plethora of accolades for his work this decade, most notably being nominated for two Grammys. He additionally collaborated with dozens of other artists and released two studio albums — his last coming in 2015.
In 2017, Ruehle honored a pair of rock legends in Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington after their untimely deaths. Ruehle played multiple Avicii melodies throughout Friday’s game.