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Google honors DJ Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, with a new Doodle

Google is paying homage to DJ Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google
Google is paying homage to DJ Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google

Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Google is celebrating DJ, producer and songwriter Tim Bergling, better known by his artist name Avicii, with a new Doodle.

Google's homepage features artwork of Bergling playing an electric piano by Doodler Alyssa Winans. Bergling would have been 32-years-old on Wednesday. The music star died by suicide in 2018 at the age of 28.

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The artwork features a play button that when clicked on, presents a colorful music video that uses Bergling's 2013 hit song "Wake Me Up."

Bergling plays in front of crowds and travels in the clip, which uses a similar art style as the Doodle.

Bergling began mixing songs at 16 and released dance track "Levels" under his stage name Avicii in 2011. He launched the House of Hunger tour in North America in 2012 and donated proceeds to combating food insecurity worldwide.

The DJ played an estimated 220 sets globally from 2011 to 2016 and had a five-year residency in Ibiza. Bergling was also nominated for several Grammys and won awards at the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards.

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His hometown of Stockholm announced in 2021 that the Ericsson Globe Arena would be renamed the Avicii Arena. Berglings family has also started the Tim Bergling Foundation, which works to promote mental health awareness.

"The Doodle is fantastic, my family and I feel honored and Tim would have been very proud and love it. It is a friendly and warm story of a young man fulfilling his dream to be a DJ and at the same time telling us that our journey in life is not always easy despite fame and fortune," Bergling's father Klas Bergling said in a statement.

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