Daniel Ek has paid tribute to the Briton in a statement.
Spotify executive Chris Bevington has been named as a victim of Friday’s (April 7) attack in Stockholm, when a hijacked beer truck was driven into a department store.
The British-born father-of-two was among the four victims killed in the attack, which also included two Swedes and one Belgian, reports BBC. A further 15 people have been left injured, with 10 still being treated in hospital. Four of them are in a serious condition.
The company’s co-founder, Daniel Ek, announced Bevington’s death with “shock and a heavy heart”.
“He has had a great impact on not just the business but on everyone who had the privilege to know and work with him,” Ek said in a statement yesterday. “There are no words for how missed he will be or for how sad we all are to have lost him like this.”
A 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan detained on Friday is suspected of being the driver, as police later said they had reportedly found explosives inside his vehicle. The man had been facing deportation and is believed to have been known to the security services.
In a press conference on Sunday, police said the suspect was known to have extremist sympathies. No terrorist group has claimed to be behind the attack.