World-Famous DJ Avicii Donated Millions Of Dollars To Charities Working To End Malnutrition Before He Passed Away

World-Famous DJ Avicii Donated Millions Of Dollars To Charities Working To End Malnutrition Before He Died

The well-known Swedish DJ died in Oman on 20 April 2018, at only 28. Not long after his death, it has emerged that Tim Bergling - his real name - donated millions to organizations that are working to end malnutrition around the globe.


Through numerous chart-topping hits and sell-out club sessions, for which the DJ brought in revenues of over $250,000, Bergling managed to amass a fortune of over $109 million.


In 2012, he had gone on a 27-date tour named “House for Hunger” around America. He donated his entire income from that tour to the US charity Feeding America, as reported by the New York Post.


In the US, one among every eight people struggles with hunger. The charity Feeding America has a network of 200 food banks, 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in operation, according to its website.


The charity's purpose is to help get nutritious food to those in need and help people build a more food-secure future for themselves in general.


Following the tour, DJ Avicii also then donated a further $1 million to the charity.


One year later, in 2013, Tim Bergling reportedly gave another million euros to the Swedish aid organization Radiojälpen, supporting its “hunger aid” campaign to reduce malnutrition.


“Rest in peace Tim Bergling, and THANK YOU because you laid the foundation for ‘hunger aid’ with your generous contribution — 1 million euros — to Radiojälpen,” the organization’s secretary general Anna Hedenmo tweeted.


Avicii, who became internationally famous with singles such as “Hey Brother” and “Wake Me Up,” had said in an interview back in 2013 that money didn't motivate him.


“I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it,” he had said. “When you have such an excess of money you don’t need, the most sensible, most human and completely obvious thing is to give to people in need.”


However, his relentless touring schedule — he had even played 320 shows in only one year — it took its toll on his health. Dj Avicii spent 11 days in hospital in January 2012 with acute pancreatitis, which was reportedly caused by heavy drinking.


Then, in 2016, Bergling had announced that he'd no longer do live performances because of health problems as a result of his stress and alcohol abuse.


Following his death, the cause of which hasn't been publicly confirmed, his family released a statement: “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.”


“The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive,” the statement read.

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