'The only light in this tragic moment is the outpouring of love. That's the kind of person Chris was'

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'The only light in this tragic moment is the outpouring of love. That's the kind of person Chris was'

Spotify founder Daniel Ek has paid tribute to one of the victims of the deadly truck attack in Stockholm, a Briton who had worked for the company for more than five years.


Chris Bevington, 41, was one of the four people killed as a hijacked truck drove into a crowd on a busy shopping street in central Stockholm on Friday. A 31-year-old Belgian woman visiting Stockholm as a tourist, an 11-year-old girl from Stockholm and a woman from Uddevalla also died in the attack.

The other three have not been named, but Bevington's family in the UK released his name through the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Sunday. His father, John Bevington, said in a statement: "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. The family requests absolute privacy at this incredibly difficult time to mourn his passing in peace."

Bevington lived in Stockholm with his Swedish wife and worked for streaming giant Spotify.

“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,” wrote Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.

“Chris has been a member of our band for over five 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,” added Ek.

“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.”

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