Kygo marks World Suicide Prevention Day with charity donation

Norwegian DJ Kygo has marked World Suicide Prevention Day by donating $30,000 (£23,000) to help prevent deaths like those of his friend Avicii.
The Swedish electronic dance music star, real name Tim Bergling, passed away from self-inflicted injuries in April (18) at the age of just 28.
Kygo, born Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, marked his late pal’s birthday on Saturday (08Sep18), and on Monday, World Suicide Prevention Day, he announced his donation to U.S. mental health non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms’ (TWLOHA) and their ‘Tomorrow Needs You’ campaign.
“In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), I’m proud to join the ‘Tomorrow Needs You’ campaign by @twloha,” he wrote on Instagram. “This year has been a tough year in the music industry, and I think it’s time mental health is taken seriously. I’ve decided to donate $30,000 (£23,000 )to TWLOHA’s campaign.”
The 27-year-old paid tribute to his fellow Scandinavian dance star over the weekend by posting a picture of them hugging, which he captioned, “Happy birthday legend,” adding: “you will always be my biggest inspiration”.
Kygo performed at California’s Coachella festival just hours after Avicii’s death – dedicating his set to the Wake Me Up hitmaker and closing with his track Without You.
“Coachella, I think most of you guys have heard, but today is a very sad day for music,” he told the crowd. “Earlier today I got the news that Avicii passed away (at) only 28 years old. Avicii was my biggest musical inspiration and he was the reason I started making electronic music so I don’t think I would’ve been on this stage tonight if it wasn’t for him.”
In his post supporting To Write Love on Her Arms the It Ain’t Me musician asked fans to donate to the organisation, who provide young people with access to treatment for addiction, depression, self-injury and suicidal thoughts.