As the one-year death anniversary of celebrated DJ Avicii looms near, the Bergling family has announced plans to launch a mental health charity organization in his memory.
The Tim Bergling Foundation aims to raise money for suicide prevention and organizations combatting mental illness. ”Tim wanted to make a difference – starting a foundation in his name is our way to honor his memory and continue to act in his spirit,” the family said in a statement. Doors will officially open on April 20, the exact date of his untimely passing.
The Swedish EDM star took his own life in Muscat, Oman last 2018. After retiring from live performances due to health problems in 2016, his family explained that “…he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music. He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.” Avicii was 28.
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