Avicii: 25 things you didn't know about the late DJ

Avicii died at the age of 28 on Friday, April 20. The Swedish DJ and producer, who retired from touring in 2016, was best known for hits such as “Wake Me Up,” “Hey Brother” and “Without You.”

In 2014, the star revealed 25 things fans may have not known about him:

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Avicii: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Late DJ

1. Grand Theft Auto 5 is my drug.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

2. I don’t believe in ghosts.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

3. I do believe in outer space.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

4. Lately I’ve been hanging out in the studio with Chris Martin and Wyclef!

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

5. My mother, Anki Liden, is a famous Swedish actress who starred in the Oscar-nominated film My Life as a Dog.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

6. My first DJ gig was a school prom for 40 teens!

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

7. I’ve never had a real job.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

8. I just recently bought my first house.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

9. I had trouble with acne growing up, and it made me a great deal more shy.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

10. I started wearing caps because my hair looked ridiculous after every show from all the sweat and the onstage fans blowing on me.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

11. My guilty pleasure is gossip magazines.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

12. I haven’t had a drink in more than a year.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

13. I’m a huge movie fan.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

14. My girlfriend is a brunette.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

15. I’m still terrified to speak in front of people.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

16. I’ve watched all of Arrested Development and South Park six times.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

17. I’ve also read all the Game of Thrones books three times.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

18. I have two brothers and a sister.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

19. Songwriting hasn’t been a lifelong dream of mine, but one that came along when I was 16 years old.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

20. My favorite band as a kid was Kiss.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

21. I have a mini-Pomeranian named Oliver.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

22. My manager, Ash, is like a brother to me.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

23. Melody has always been what gets me. Genre has never mattered.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

24. I’m 24, but I feel 35 from everything I’ve experienced.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

25. Everyone says they have the coolest fans, but I actually do.

(Us Weekly's '25 Things You Don't Know About Avicii,' published in 2014.)

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