Doing Good - Avicii
Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, known by his stage name Avicii, passed away on April 20. Known for hits like Levels and Wake Me Up, Bergling was 28 years old when he passed. His cause of death has not yet been released.
In the midst of this tragic loss, it is important to remember the light Avicii brought to the world. Not only did he inspire millions with his music, but he also made significant contributions to those in need. Along with his manager, Ash Pournouri, Bergling started the House for Hunger foundation in 2011 to work toward hunger relief in America. The following year, they launched a U.S. tour to raise money for the cause.
In just 27 days, the House for Hunger tour hit 26 cities and raised $1 million. All of the proceeds were then donated to Feeding America, a charity dedicated to fighting hunger. As a result, roughly 8 million meals were supplied. Bergling and Pournouri did not stop there—House for Hunger also donated proceeds from two of the DJ’s 2013 Grammy week performances to the FEED Foundation. The contribution paid for two million school meals in Africa’s most poverty-stricken regions.
Avicii will not only be remembered for his creative talent, but also for helping millions of people less fortunate than himself. Thank you, Tim. Rest easy.