41-year-old Spotify exec Chris Bevington has been named as one of four people killed as a result of a suspected terrorist attack in Stockholm on April 7.
The UK-born, Sweden-based Director of Global Partnerships & Business Development died after a suspected terrorist drove a truck into Stockholm department store Åhlens on Friday. Bevington had worked with Spotify for five years. He leaves behind his wife and two children.
The suspect, a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, is currently arrested under suspicion of carrying out the attack.
In a tribute posted to Facebook, Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek confirmed Bevington’s death “with shock and a heavy heart”.
Read Ek’s full tribute to Chris Bevington below:
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.