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Avicii's family set up the Tim Bergling Foundation

It will focus on mental health and suicide prevention

  • Dave Turner
  • 27 March 2019
Avicii's family set up the Tim Bergling Foundation

Avicii's family have set up the Tim Bergling Foundation.

The DJ and producer died at the age of 28 last year. His family have launched the Tim Bergling Foundation to "focus on supporting people and organizations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention."

Climate change, development assistance, nature conservation and endangered species will be other fields the foundation focuses on.

The statement from the foundation added: "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.”

After his death in Oman on April 20, 2018, a number of musicians, from Carl Craig and The Black Madonna to Eric Prydz and Black Coffee paid tribute to him.

Avicii retired from touring in 2016 due to ongoing heath issues and fatigue.

Samaritans is a charity that aims to help people suffering emotional distress. They are free to contact 24/7 from any UK or Irish phone by dialling 116 123. Head to samaritans.org for further details.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Commercial Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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