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Spotify founder pays tribute to executive Chris Bevington, confirmed as one of four killed in Swedish terrorist attack

Chris Bevington

Spotify founder Daniel Ek has confirmed that one of the victims killed in Friday's terrorist attack in Sweden was Chris Bevington, the company's director of global partnerships/business development.

Bevington was one of four who lost their lives in Stockholm in an attack involving a truck being driven at people.

Ek published a Facebook post about the tragedy on Sunday afternoon, which 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 (sic). 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," Ek concluded.

Bevington, who lived in the city, was 41, married and the father of two.

Another 15 people were injured in the attack which was mourned locally by a crowd of thousands on Sunday.

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