Avicii, A.K.A Tim Bergling, is receiving a posthumous memorial in his hometown district of Östermalm in Stockholm, Sweden as confirmed by local Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter and district committee chair of Östermalm Andréa Hedin. No official opening date has been given as of yet for the memorial.
The memorial is planned to be located within close proximity to both Avicii’s childhood school and home. As a child, Avicii was extremely involved in dance music from a very young age, showing his passion by starting to DJ and mix at the early age of 8. His father, Klas Bergling, has offered praise for Hedin’s initiative for the memorial’s construction as well as location choice.
“We feel honored that the district committee is taking this initiative. This place will give the opportunity to remember Tim and his music that has meant and still means so much to many people around the world.”
The Swedish DJ tragically passed away from suicide back in 2018 at the age of 28, his high pressure tour schedule combined with other medical issues in his past had notably affected his decision to cancel world tours towards the end of his career. His legacy remains clear since then as a pioneer in the EDM scene with genre and decade defining tracks such as “Levels” and “Wake Me Up”. Since 2018, there has been both posthumous releases by Avicii as well as a documentary “Avicii: True Stories” released in 2017 that chronicles his rise to fame and last years of his career. His father has since created the Tim Bergling Foundation dedicated to educate people and businesses surrounding mental health and suicide. You can learn more about the Foundation’s work here.
Along with the new memorial, an official Avicii museum is slated to open later in 2021. The museum will open in Stockholm’s Sergels Torg square as a part of a larger digital cultural center plan. The museum will feature previously unheard versions of tracks as well as unseen video content.