The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene on RTÉ 2FM have donated the prize money from their You're Some Laugh competition that featured the laugh of the late Avicii, to Pieta House.
Nicky told listeners on Friday's show that the €840 prize money that had been reached over the last six to eight weeks of the competition, which sees listeners guess which celebrity's laugh is played on air in the hopes of winning the cash prize, would be donated to Pieta House and the competition closed.
Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, passed away in Oman on April 20, a number of weeks into the competition's run.
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Avicii's family released a statement about his death, speaking about his mental health.
"Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most music," the statement reads.
"Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive."
A cause of death has yet to be announced, but police ruled out foul play and criminal intent following a number of autopsies.
Pieta House: Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre is a non-profit organization providing a specialized treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviours. Their annual fundraising and awareness event, Darkness Into Light, takes place on Saturday, May 12.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this report you can contact Pieta House 24/7 Helpline 1800 247 247 or the Samaritans Helpline 116 123