Over the weekend, as the world unfortunately found out, there was a destructive truck attack in Stockholm, Sweden. Spotify executive Chris Bevington was among the four victims killed in the Swedish capital when a hijacked beer truck drove into the Ahlens Mall.
At only 41 years old, Bevington worked at Spotify for five years, while obtaining his most recent role as director of global partnerships/business. Spotify’s CEO and co-founder Daniel Ek was the first one to confirm Bevington’s heartbreaking death via Facebook. You can read his full statement below. Our prayers and condolences go out to the Bevington family.
“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.”