Although he was more known for his chart-topping music during his life, Avicii's extensive charity work is now being recognised in his passing.

The Swedish aid organisation Radiohjälpen led tributes to Avicii's work in a translated tweet from its general secretary, Anna Hedenmo, who wrote, "Rest in peace Tim Bergling and THANK YOU because you laid the foundation for Hunger Help with your generous contribution – 1 million euros – to Radiohjälpen."

In 2012, Avicii - real name Tim Bergling - donated $1 million dollars to the US charity organisation, Feeding America, and conducted a 27-date tour for House For Hunger in the process. A 2013 interview with the Swedish pop star explained his stance further, adding that "(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."

Bergling was 28 when he took his own life.


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