The family of Avicii account to use wisely their inheritance high to 22.4 million euros. A year after the suicide of the DJ’s Swedish, his parents have announced the creation of the Tim Bergling Foundation, in a press release relayed by Rolling stone . To honor the memory of the young artist who died at the age of 28, the institution will open its doors on 20 April, the day of his death.
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“Tim wanted to make a difference. To launch a foundation in his name is our way to honor his memory and to continue what he had started,” they explain in the press release. The foundation aims to raise public awareness on the prevention of suicide and to raise funds to help associations that support people with mental illness. The family also hopes to be able to tackle the issues of climate change, development aid and nature conservation and endangered species.
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Avicii was not only one of the best DJ in the world with his hits like Wake Me Up, Levels or Addicted to You . The artist, whose fortune was estimated at 75 million euros by Forbe s, has also shown great generosity towards charitable organisations. In 2012, he organized a tour of twenty-seven dates, and has collected a million dollars for House for Hunger, an organization of american food aid. A year later, it is the Radiohjälpen, Swedish association coming to the aid to the needy, which receives a donation equivalent to the part of the artist.
“When I started earning money, I realized that I didn’t really need, he explained to the british newspaper The Sun in 2013. When you win so much money that you don’t need, the most sensible thing, the most human and most obvious, is to give it to the people in need.” A thought of philanthropy that the family Bergling will try to perpetuate through their foundation.