Spotify executive Chris Bevington killed in Stockholm attack, Daniel Ek pays tribute

Spotify executive Chris Bevington killed in Stockholm attack, Daniel Ek pays tribute

British Spotify executive Chris Bevington was among the victims killed in last weeks truck attack in Stockholm, company founder Daniel Ek has confirmed.

Bevington had worked for the market leading streaming service for five years, serving as director of global partnerships and business development.

A statement from Ek read: “It is with shock and a heavy heart that I can confirm that Chris Bevington from our Spotify team lost his life in Friday’s senseless attack on Stockholm.

“Chris has been a member of our band for over 5 years. He has had a great impact on not just the business but on everyone who had the privilege to know and work with him. There are no words for how missed he will be or for how sad we all are to have lost him like this.

“Whilst this terrible news is sinking in, our primary focus is on supporting the family and loved ones of Chris in any way we possibly can.

“I am as deeply saddened and upset as all of you that something like this could happen in Sweden. The only light in this deeply tragic moment is the outpouring of love, compassion and solidarity that we have seen from everyone. And that was exactly the kind of person Chris was as well.

“We will greatly miss you Chris. Rest in Peace my friend.”

In a statement to the BBC, Bevington’s father said: “We are all devastated by the untimely and tragic death of our talented, compassionate and caring son Chris. A wonderful husband, son, father, brother and close friend to many.”

Bevington was among four people killed and several others injured last Friday when a truck drove into a shopping area in the Swedish capital.

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