Daniel Ek pays tribute to Spotify’s Chris Bevington following death in Stockholm attack

British Spotify executive Chris Bevington has been named as one of four people killed as a result of a terrorist attack in Stockholm on Friday (April 7).

Bevington, 41, worked at Spotify for the past five years, most recently serving as its Director of Global Partnerships/Business Development.

The father-of-two (pictured), who previously worked at Warner Music Group, was based in the Swedish capital.

Writing on Facebook today (April 9), Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek paid tribute to Bevington, saying there were “no words for how missed he will be”.

Chris Bevington’s father, John, told the BBC: “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.”

Four people died and an estimated 15 more were injured when a truck was driven through the centre of a busy central Stockholm shopping area on Friday.

Read Daniel Ek’s statement regarding the tragic death of Chris Bevington in full 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.Music Business Worldwide

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