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Spotify Executive Chris Bevington killed in Stockholm attack

Executive at streaming service Spotify, Chris Bevington, was killed in the truck attack that occurred on Friday, April 7th in Stockholm. He is one of the four victims killed in Swedish capital when a hijacked beer truck was driven into the Ahlens Mall.

Bevington (41) worked at Spotify for five years, with his last role being a director of global partnerships/business. It was the Spotify’s CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek who confirmed Bevington's tragic death on Facebook.

Read the full statement 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.”