Nearly a year after the passing of electronic music icon Avicii, today family of the late Tim Bergling have announced the launch of a new foundation in his memory.
Having openly battled depression, anxiety and dependence for many years, the loss of Avicii was tragic. It also served as yet another reminder that millions of individuals worldwide fight against mental illness every day. With this in mind, the Tim Bergling Foundation has announced via press release that the foundation “will initially focus on supporting people and organizations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention,” while also taking an active role in environmental conservation among other initiatives.
“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.” – Avicii’s Family via Press Release
As all of us in the electronic music community continue to feel a deep sadness at the loss of such a powerful trailblazer. The Tim Bergling Foundation comes as reminder that not only was Avicii a fantastically talented producer, but a caring, philanthropic and all around incredible human being as well as they cary his legacy to bring awareness about mental illness. Enjoy!