Nearly a year after his passing, the family of dance music artist Tim “Avicii” Bergling are launching a foundation in his memory. The family has launched the Tim Bergling Foundation in honor of the late DJ/producer.
The foundation will raise money and awareness for an array of causes, starting with those related to mental illness and suicide prevention. They added that the foundation will move beyond its original mandate as it continues to grow, focusing on environmental causes like conservation, protection of endagered species, and fighting climate change.
“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,” the family said in a statement.
Following his death, Avicii’s family revealed that the he had been struggling with mental health issues. “He really struggled with thoughts about meaning, life, happiness,” they said at the time. “He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.”