Rita Ora forgets her woes as she attends art exhibition after friend and collaborator Avicii is found dead aged 28

  • World-famous DJ Avicii, born Tim Bergling, has died at the age of 28 
  • Rita and Avicii worked together on the 2017 hit, Lonely Together 
  • The producer was found dead in Muscat, Oman on Friday, his publicist said

She paid tribute to her DJ pal Avicii as he was found dead aged just 28 on Friday.

And Rita Ora adhered to her strict work schedule as she attended the Blondey McCoy and Arena Homme + launch, shortly after she paid tribute to the star on social media.

The singer, 27, and Avicii worked together on her 2017 hit, Lonely Together - his final single in the UK that reached number four in the charts.

Busy bee: Rita Ora adhered to her strict schedule as she attended the Blondey McCoy and Arena Homme + launch, shortly after she paid tribute her DJ pal Avicii, who was found dead aged just 28 on Friday

Busy bee: Rita Ora adhered to her strict schedule as she attended the Blondey McCoy and Arena Homme + launch, shortly after she paid tribute her DJ pal Avicii, who was found dead aged just 28 on Friday

The Hot Right Now hitmaker took to Twitter to pay an emotional tribute to the star.

She penned: 'I have no words. I remember how amazing it was to make Lonely Together and it felt like just yesterday we were talking.

'Condolences to Avicii's family, friends, and the fans who supported him. May he rest in peace. Gone too soon. I'm devastated. Heartbroken.'    

Friends: The singer, 27, embraced model Blondey McCoy as she showed her support at his event

Friends: The singer, 27, embraced model Blondey McCoy as she showed her support at his event

Tragic news: It's been a sad week for Rita after her friend and collaborator DJ Avicii, born Tim Bergling, was found dead aged 28

Tragic news: The body of Avicii, who is known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up, Levels and Hey Brother, was found in Oman on Friday, a publicist confirmed

Tribute: After the news broke that Avicii had been found dead on Friday, the singer took to Twitter to pay tribute to the star

Tribute: After the news broke that Avicii had been found dead on Friday, the singer took to Twitter to pay tribute to the star

The body of the Swedish-born producer, who is known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up, Levels and Hey Brother, was found in Oman on Friday, a publicist confirmed.

The cause of Avicii's death is not yet known.

Avicii, born Tim Bergling, quit touring in 2016 due to battles with his health, suffering from acute pancreatitis and had to have his gallbladder and appendix removed in 2014. 

Striking: During the fashion bash, Rita slipped her svelte figure into a pair of form fitting yellow slacks, as she pounded the pavement in futuristic white-and-grey sneakers

Striking: During the fashion bash, Rita slipped her svelte figure into a pair of form fitting yellow slacks, as she pounded the pavement in futuristic white-and-grey sneakers

Fashion-forward: The former America's Next Top Model host put on a friendly display with designer Kyle De'Volle

Fashion-forward: The former America's Next Top Model host put on a friendly display with designer Kyle De'Volle

In the past, the DJ struggled with addiction and was hospitalised twice for alcohol related issues.  

The DJ's publicist said in a statement: 'It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

'He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.

Stylish group: The Your Song songstress was joined by her industry pals Blondey and DJ Fat Tony

Stylish group: The Your Song songstress was joined by her industry pals Blondey and DJ Fat Tony

'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.'

No more details about his death were provided. Oman police and state media had no immediate report late Friday night on the artist's death.  

During the fashion bash, Rita slipped her svelte figure into a pair of form fitting yellow slacks, as she pounded the pavement in futuristic white-and-grey sneakers.

Fashion-forward: Not one to shy away from vintage accessories, the Your Song songstress shielded her eyes with decadent red sunglasses, while a deep nude lip heightened her natural features

Fashion-forward: Not one to shy away from vintage accessories, the Your Song songstress shielded her eyes with decadent red sunglasses, while a deep nude lip heightened her natural features

Not one to shy away from vintage accessories, the Your Song songstress shielded her eyes with decadent red sunglasses, while a deep nude lip heightened her natural features.

The singer maintained her chic style as she let her signature blonde tresses fall in a natural wave.

However, shortly after the event, Rita looked downcast as she dined at London's Scott's Restaurant in Mayfair.

Stunning: The singer maintained her chic style as she let her signature blonde tresses fall in a natural wave

Stunning: The singer maintained her chic style as she let her signature blonde tresses fall in a natural wave

The singer kept her head down on the outing as she hopped into a black car. 

Rita's outing comes after she revealed that It Ain't Me, the Kygo and Selena Gomez song she performed for crowds at California's Coachella festival last weekend, was actually written about her by her current boyfriend Andrew Watt.

The singer says she 'loves' the break-up track despite it being all about how two lovers who stop 'seeing eye to eye'. 

Deep in thought: Shortly after the event, Rita looked downcast as she dined at London's Scott's Restaurant in Mayfair

Deep in thought: Shortly after the event, Rita looked downcast as she dined at London's Scott's Restaurant in Mayfair

Heading home: The songstress looked slightly tired as she made her way out of the restaurant, keeping her hands in her pockets as she walked through the night

Heading home: The songstress looked slightly tired as she made her way out of the restaurant, keeping her hands in her pockets as she walked through the night

Rita told AOL radio this week: '[I have] a funny story about this song. The guy that wrote the song with his team — my writing camp — who I'm also seeing, wrote that song about me.'

 Rita and Andrew have been an item since last October, going public in December and inseparable ever since.   

The song centres on a booze-fueled argument at a bolthole in Manhattan called, The Bowery, where she says they have spent a lot of time.

Making an exit: The singer kept her head down on the outing as she hopped into a black car

Making an exit: The singer kept her head down on the outing as she hopped into a black car

Keeping busy: Rita no doubt enjoyed being on home turf after jetting back from performing at California's Coachella music festival last weekend

Keeping busy: Rita no doubt enjoyed being on home turf after jetting back from performing at California's Coachella music festival last weekend

'We've had so many ups and downs,' Rita said, in a rare insight into her relationship. 'And we've had a lot of nights at The Bowery, I guess. It was funny to sing it.' 

Kygo released the dance track with singer Selena in February 2017, confirming that Rita's relationship with Andrew pre-dates last October.

Andrew and Rita are believed to have also dated previously in 2016. They were first pictured together in September that year and are understood to have taken a romantic trip to Rome during their relationship.

Rita and Andrew are now seemingly stronger than ever, and were even seen kissing at the music festival last weekend.

Hot couple: The belter is dating rocker Andrew Watt and was seen smooching him at Coachella

Hot couple: The belter is dating rocker Andrew Watt and was seen smooching him at Coachella

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Rita Ora forgets her woes as she heads to fashion bash after friend Avicii is found dead aged 28

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