Entertainment Music Avicii Remembered by Thousands at Coachella in the Wake of His Death: 'We'll Miss You,' Said Kygo Avicii who died Friday at 28 was celebrated by his music peers during the second weekend of the 2018 Coachella Music Festival By Janine Rubenstein Janine Rubenstein Instagram Twitter Janine Rubenstein is Editor-at-Large at PEOPLE and host of PEOPLE Every Day podcast, a daily dose of breaking news, pop culture and heartwarming human interest stories. Formerly Senior Editor of music content, she's also covered crime, human interest and television news throughout her many years with the brand. Prior to PEOPLE she's written for Essence, The Cape Times newspaper and Los Angeles Magazine among others. On-screen Rubenstein can be found featured on shows like Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight and she routinely hosts PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's star-studded Red Carpet Live specials. Follow the San Francisco native, Black Barbie collector and proud mom of two on Instagram and Twitter @janinerube People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 21, 2018 09:15 AM Share Tweet Pin Email The memory of superstar deejay Avicii, who was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday, is living on during the second weekend of Coachella Music Festival. Hours after news broke, thousands of music fans hit the Indio, California, festival grounds where performer after performer took time to recognize the major loss to the music community. Fellow star deejay Kygo took to the main stage on Friday night and ended his set with an emotional tribute to Avicii. “Coachella, I think most of you guys have heard but today is a very sad day for music. Earlier today I got the news that Avicii passed away only 28 years old. Avicii was my biggest musical inspiration and he was the reason I started making electronic music so I don’t think I would’ve been on this stage tonight if it wasn’t for him. I know he’s inspired millions of other producers out there. So I want to end my set tonight with my favorite Avicii song,” Kygo told the crowd as he closed his performance by playing Avicii’s 2017 single, “Without You.” Avicii Dead at 28: Inside the Superstar Deejay’s Chronic Health Struggles Want to keep up with the latest from PEOPLE? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get our best stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox. “In honor of Avicii I want you to dance and sing along and let’s celebrate the life of a true musical genius,” he added. There was also a brief moment of silence as the screens near the stage projected an image of Avicii along with the words, “Rest in Peace We Will Miss You 1989 – 2018.” It’s the latest in an outpouring of tributes from stars and fans alike. Avicii Dead at 28 — A Look Back at 7 of His Biggest Hits, from ‘Levels’ to ‘Wake Me Up’ Rich Polk/Getty Shortly after hearing the devastating news, musicians including fellow producers like Calvin Harris, Zedd, Tiësto, Deadmau5, DJ Snake and Marshmello as well as many singers, including Liam Payne and Charlie Puth, mourned the loss of the 28-year-old. Zedd wrote, “No words can describe the sadness I’m feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away….Thoughts go out to his family and friends…” Avicii Dead at 28: Inside the Superstar Deejay’s Chronic Health Struggles In a statement to PEOPLE, Avicii’s rep said, “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.” A cause of death has not been released. The Coachella festival continues through the weekend with a second performance by Beyoncé on Saturday.