Tim Bergling, born on 8th Spetember 1989 in Stockholm Sweden started his career as a DJ when he was just 16 years old after being inspired by his brother. Little did he know that in a few years time he wouldn't just be one of the biggest DJ's of all time as Avicii, but would also go on to inspire and change the lives of numerous people all over the world.
I personally became a huge fan of Avicii ever since I heard "Wake me Up" for the first time. There was just something about that track that wasn't just unique but just made a huge difference every time wherever it was played it completely just changed the whole atmosphere of that place and still has the same effect on people even today. His career had already taken off the moment he released "Levels" and we all know that his life was never the same after that. He went on to headline some of the biggest festivals such as Tomorrowland and Ultra, and lets not forget the hundreds of sold out arena shows that he did where a whole bunch of his fans got a chance to see their idol live. One thing that perhaps was never talked about much was the amount of charity that he did during his lifetime. I was just going through my Facebook today when i came across an article by GlobalCitizen which highlighted the amount of lives that he changed through his various works of charity.
“I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it,” he 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.” - He said once in an interview.
And that statement just goes to show what a guy he was and he certainly did prove it when in 2012 he went on tour called "House For Hunger" all around America after which he donated his entire income from the tour to the US Charity Feeding America and even donated an additional $1 Million to the cause. In 2013 he reportedly gave another million Euros to charity this time in his home country of Sweden to the aid organization Radiojälpen. In the few days after his tragic passing we saw not just artists coming out and paying respects to him in the form of tributes but a huge number of videos surfaced online of people gathering paying their respects to him all over the world which just goes to show how much of a difference his music made in the lives of so many people. In the end the changes that his works of charity and music brought to our lives goes to show that he indeed did live a life that we will remember.