In light of our loss, a loss that is indescribable as parents, but also for Tim’s friends, colleagues in the music industry and millions of Tim’s fans over the world, we felt that we should do something to ensure that Tim’s legacy is used to help, everlasting and in ways that hopefully can make real difference in some important areas. -Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén
Tim Bergling, widely known as Avicii, stole the hearts of millions across the globe with hits like Levels and Wake Me Up. His sudden death in April of 2018 came as a harsh reminder to music professionals and fans alike that the mounting pressure on creatives to not only produce hits, but the idea that an artist must perform, perform, and perform, can wreak havoc on mental well-being. Finding resilience despite this personal tragedy, Bergling’s family and friends have ensured that Avicii’s legacy as a force of human expression lives on.
With efforts such as the Tim Bergling Foundation, the family recognizes suicide as a global health emergency. Rightfully so, since millions of families have been affected by suicide since Bergling’s death. In Washington State alone, over 1,000 people die from self-inflicted injuries every year.
Thursday’s Avicii Tribute Concert brought together many of the artists Bergling collaborated with in his prolific career, including Adam Lambert, Aloe Blacc, and David Guetta. All proceeds from the December 5th show, which was held in Stockholm, will support mental health needs and suicide prevention.
If you’re interested in making a donation to The Bergling Foundation, you can contact a representative via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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