SiriusXM has teamed up with the Tim Bergling Foundation to announce “BPM Presents: Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness,” a week-long tribute program in celebration of late DJ Avicii.
Avicii would have turned 31 years old on September 8. The Swedish DJ/producer, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died at age 28 in Muscat, Oman, on Friday April 20, 2018. The cause of death was a suicide due to self-inflicted injuries with a broken wine bottle.
The special will kick off on Tuesday, September 8, coinciding with Avicii’s birthday and Suicide Prevention Week.
“BPM Presents: Avicii Birthday Tribute for Mental Health Awareness” will feature specialty programming, including a never-before-heard Avicii set played only once at Osaka, Japan.
Along with the exclusive set, fans can hear interviews from the 2019 Avicii Tribute Concert in Stockholm, Sweden.
Klas Bergling, Tim’s father, will sit down for a meaningful interview to discuss Tim’s life and music and the mission of the Foundation, which is to prevent suicide and remove the stigma attached to mental illness.
“Anki and I want to thank Geronimo and SiriusXM for their continued support of Tim’s music and for taking this time to put a spotlight on the global issue of mental health. We want to encourage Tim’s fans and all young people to know that they are not alone. It’s important to talk to someone — a friend or family member or workmate. There is help for any emotional struggle they or their friends may have,” Klas Bergling said.
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