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Nick Jonas Pays Tribute to Avicii with 'Wake Me Up' Cover

By TheBlast Staff

Nick Jonas honored the late Swedish DJ Avicii by playing perhaps his biggest song.

The youngest Jonas Brother had a show at the University of Akron in Ohio on Friday where he performed an acoustic version of "Wake Me Up."

"Rest in peace, Avicii," he said as he began the song.

At Coachella, Norwegian DJ Kygo ended his set by playing Avicii's "Without You." He said that Avicii was his "biggest music inspiration" and was the reason he started making electronic music.

Avicii passed away on Friday at the age of 28. His publicist confirmed the sad news in a statement, saying, "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii."

Tthe statement continued, "He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."

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