Avicii’s Father Calls For More Mental Health Support For New Artists
Avicii’s father Tim Klas has opened up about the death of his son saying he never expected him to take his own life.
Swedish DJ Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, sadly died in 2018 after taking his own life.
At the time of his death, Bergling’s family said: “Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.”
Now, in a new interview with The Times, Avicii’s father has suggested that the music industry need to do more to support up-and-coming artists and their mental health.
“It’s fame and fortune, and that’s a very dangerous combination. When you have an up-and-coming artist there should be some structure,” Klas said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Klas shared the importance of calling Avicii’s death a suicide. He also explained that he doesn’t blame anyone for the death of his son.
“Nobody is to blame. If we should blame anybody, we should start with me,” he said.
Following his death, Avicii’s family set up a mental health organization called The Tim Bergling Foundation.
You can support and donate to the foundation on their website here.
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