As a testament to his impact on Scandinavian music and culture, a memorial site in the Östermalm district of Stockholm is being created to honor the late Swedish producer, Avicii.

Andréa Hedin, Östermalm’s district committee chair said she believes the dedication of the new memorial site near where the superstar (born Tim Bergling) grew up and went to school was obvious in consideration of Avicii’s larger-than-life contribution to Swedish music.

Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, and founder of the Tim Bergling Foundation (geared towards raising mental health awareness and suicide prevention,) celebrated the decision by saying, “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.”

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