As we’re sure you have heard by now a couple of weeks ago the DJ, Artist and producer Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, passed away at the age of 28 while on holiday staying in the Sultan of Oman's farmhouse.
Before he died though Avicii showed that he was simply an amazing human being, despite hiding himself away from the world in the last years of his life. Avicii was one of the highest payed DJ’s of all-time.
But instead of just keeping all of his wealth to himself he donated millions of dollars to charities. In 2012 Avicii donated his ENTIRE earnings for a tour to a hunger relief charity called Feeding America.
The total of that donation works out to $1.28 million Canadian.
That wasn’t the only time that he did this, in 2013 he handed over million more euros to the Swedish aid organisation Radiohjälpen.
In an interview from that year Avicii said, "I discovered when I started making money that I didn't really need it." He went on to say 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."
He also had his appendix and gallbladder removed back in 2014.
In a statement released last week his 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.”
He obviously had a big heart and was able to make a wide reaching impact in his 28 years on this earth.
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