The Family of Avicii Launches Foundation Focused on Mental Health

It's been almost one year since the DJ and producer's passing

Nearly a year after the sudden passing of Avicii, the family of the GRAMMY-nominated artist has set up a foundation in his honor

The Tim Bergling Foundation will support many causes including climate change and nature conservation, and will start with a strong focus on mental health and suicide prevention. “Tim wanted to make a difference" explains his family in a statement. "Starting a foundation in his name is our way to honor his memory and continue to act in his spirit.”

Avicii retired from touring in 2016 after chart-topping success, dealing with health issues and mental health concerns. He died on April 20th of 2018 of an apparent suicide. He was 28-years-old.

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