DJ Avicii Honored by Family With New Foundation The 'Tim Bergling Foundation' is named after the Swedish DJ, who died by suicide in April 2018. His family says it will focus on suicide prevention and helping those with mental illnesses. It will also work with organizations in the same field. At the time of his death, Avicii, who struggled with mental and health issues, was only 28 years old. Tim Bergling Foundation, via statement Avicii retired from performing in 2016 due to his declining health from heavy drinking. In a letter to his fans at the time, Avicii wrote that he felt "happy and free," but that the decision to retire was hard. Avicii, via letter He launched two albums and 48 singles throughout his career, many of them hits.