Everyone thinks to follow their dream and take to the next level. Tim Bergling, popularly known by his stage name as Acivii, is no more in this world, but his created music is still in the world, mesmerizing music lovers.
This young musician had millions of fans and listeners worldwide, global hits like Wake Me Up, Levels.
However this Swedish DJ died by suicide at the age of 28 in April 2018. The pressure of success and touring weighed heavily on the young musician and stress created huge mental health problems which made him helpless to take his own life.
On his 32nd birthday, Google Doodle sketches an Avicii’s image while he was DJing his hit Wake Me Up. It was to honor his life and journey as a musician in addition to raise awareness about mental health and suicide. The image was created by artists Alyssa Winans, Olivia When, and Sophie Diao. Also he birthday coincides with National Suicide Prevention Week.
His father, Klas Bergling, thanked and spoke to Google—“I will never forget when Tim played in a park called Strömparterren in Stockholm in the early days of his career. He’d told me explicitly to not come — maybe because it wasn’t very cool to have your father around at that age — but I went anyway and hid behind a tree. It was a great evening and I remember feeling surprised, amazed and very proud. When I came to find him backstage afterwards, he was so glad I came.
The Doodle is fantastic, my family and I feel honored and Tim would have been very proud and love it. It is a friendly and warm story of a young man fulfilling his dream to be a DJ and at the same time telling us that our journey in life is not always easy despite fame and fortune.”
In addition, Klas Bergling said that’s he and his wife has created the Tim Bergling Foundation to raise awareness and address of mental health issues among young people. The goal of the foundation is to lower suidcial rate among people.
He further spoke to Google —”It can be hard to talk about, but that’s what we need to do — talk about it. Simple things like asking questions can go a long way in helping someone heal. And if you see someone moving in the wrong direction, you should encourage or help them seek support. I truly believe that the small things — a smile, a short note — mean so much to people who are grieving. It can be hard to know what to do, and you often feel like whatever you do it’s not enough, but a few words often go a long way.”