A MAN who was killed in the Stockholm terror attack has been remembered by friends and family two years on.

Former Hove resident Chris Bevington was one of five people who died when a hijacked truck was driven through crowds and into a department store in the Swedish capital on April 7 2017.

A witness later revealed that one of the 41-year-old’s final acts was to throw his then seven-year-old son to safety.

To mark the two-year anniversary of his death, the former Spotify executive’s friends have immortalised his love of music by starting a charity in his name.

James Hunt, 44, and Chris met at Loughborough University in 1994 and were part of a large friendship group who bonded over a mutual love of live music.

James said the group had stayed close ever since.

The two men were best man at each other’s weddings and James is the

godfather to Chris’s eldest son.

James said: “He was very special and had a lot of really good mates.

“He was one of those who was able to build relationships with all kinds of different people on different levels.

“He used to love hanging out with mates and just laughing.

“When I think back on the times we spent together it is that that I remember, listening to music and having a laugh with a beer.”

Chris had moved from Hove, where James still lives with his family, to Sweden and lived there for eight years before the attack.

James often visited his friend in Sweden, and Chris frequently visited him in Hove.

He was in Hove two weeks before his death.

Brighton and Hove City Council later placed a commemorative bench on Hove seafront, close to Chris’s favourite spot on the beach.

After university, Chris and James lived together in London and continued to follow their passion for live music.

James said: “He was an absolute gig nut.

“When we lived in London we would just go to gigs constantly.

“Live music was something special for us, he loved the energy of a live show.

“Music was a constant in his life on both a personal and professional level.

“So, when we were thinking what to do in his memory music was the obvious place to go.”

James and several other friends set up the Chris Bevington Foundation, a charity which funds projects that use music to improve the lives of children or young people living in challenging circumstances.

James said: “We wanted to do something positive in his name and give back.

“He genuinely believed in the power of music to help people.

“Chris recognised that sometimes music can be a brilliant release for people and especially children.”

The charity was officially launched on April 7 this year when friends and family visited the commemorative bench in Hove.

It is already supporting two Brighton-based charities.

The first is AudioActive which works with young people to help them develop as artists and musicians while using music as a “tool for social change, education and personal development”.

The second is Rhythmix, a music and social welfare charity which works with vulnerable people in the South East to “reduce isolation, increase self-expression and confidence and reduce anxiety”.

Through these links, it is helping to fund two musicians to play for children in the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards.

It will also host a monthly open mic night for in Brighton for young musicians who wouldn’t otherwise

have the opportunity to perform.

The foundation is also funding a project which uses music to support vulnerable young people in Reading, run by music and arts charity Readipop.