A Spotify employee was among those killed in Friday’s terrorist attack in Sweden.
Chris Bevington, an employee of the music streaming service for the last five years, was killed when a truck drove into a crowd in Stockholm on Friday afternoon. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek confirmed Bevington’s death in a post on his Facebook page.
“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,” Ek wrote. “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.”
Ek went on to say that he is “deeply saddened and upset” that the attack occurred in Sweden.
“The only light in this deeply tragic moment is the outpouring of love, compassion and solidarity that we have seen from everyone,” Ek wrote. “And that was exactly the kind of person Chris was as well.”
Billboard reports that the 41-year-old Bevington served as director of global partnerships and business development at Spotify. According to the BBC, the father of two was originally from the UK but was based in Stockholm, where Spotify is headquartered.
At least four people died and 15 more were injured when an attacker drove a truck into people on a busy street in central Stockholm and crashed into a department store. Aftonbladet reported that the Swedish beer-maker Spendrups said one of its trucks had been hijacked earlier Friday. The suspect, who is in police custody, has only been officially identified as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan.
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