While there has been a constant outpouring of support and tributes from fans after Avicii‘s death, some of the items created are spectacular.
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg had the late DJ’s face painted onto his new helmet as an homage to Avicii’s life’s work. “First of all, it was tragic, the whole story,” Forsberg explained. “I watched the documentary [True Stories], and it was tragic how he opened up on everything and still didn’t get the help he needed. I’ve always listened to his music and have been a big fan of it. For me, there was no hesitation putting him on the mask.”
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Today we have the honor to present Anton Forsberg´s new Blackhawks mask for the coming season😊🥅. Anton knew what he wanted on his new mask, he wanted to pay tribute to the Swedish DJ legend Tim Bergling❤️, a.k.a Avicii, who recently passed away. Just as Anton I am also a big admirer of his music and person and family🙏🏻❤️. It was a huge honor for me to paint and create this painting together with Anton in honor to Avicii´s family, they were also the first to see this painting❤️. The rest of the mask is painted in an old school and clean style, and on the other side of the mask Anton`s best friend pop up and makes him company in the net. @antonforsbeerg @nhlblackhawks @nhl @daveart
For those who want to make their voice or story heard, Avicii.com has been turned into an open-source memoriam where fans are invited to share stories of how the man and his music touched their lives. So far, messages have been posted to the website from all around the world, including Ukraine, Denmark, Madagascar, Belgium, the U.K., Colombia and more.