Kurt Cochran was killed and his wife badly injured in the London terror attack
Kurt Cochran, a Utah man, was killed and his wife badly injured in yesterday’s attack in Westminster.
The couple were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and had been due to return to the United States on Thursday, according to a statement from his brother-in-law, Clinton Payne.
“My prayers and condolences are with his family and friends.”
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Mr Cochran’s family announced his death on social media and said his partner was injured but will recover.
Sara Payne-Mcfarland wrote on Facebook: "SO, SO SORRY to inform everyone – Kurt has passed away from the injuries he received during the attack in London.
"My sister, Melissa, has a broken leg, a broken rib, and a cut on her head. While we are glad she survived, our hearts are broken and will never be the same after losing our dear uncle, brother-in-law, father. Kurt, you are a HERO, and we will never forget you."
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Clint Payne wrote on Facebook: "Our hearts are broken this day as we say goodbye to our dear brother-in-law Kurt. He passed away from the injuries sustained in the London terrorist attack yesterday. We love him so much and will never forget him.
"My sister, Melissa, sustained a broken leg, broken rib and a cut to her head. We are grateful that she will recover. Our hearts ache for her and their children in losing their loving companion and father.
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"Please continue to pray for our family. Thank you."
Kurt Cochran was in London with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary
Mr Cochran’s family announced his death on social media
In a statement released by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mr Payne said his family was "heartbroken" by the death of Mr Cochran.
He wrote: "Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our sister and daughter, Melissa.
"They were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, and were scheduled to return to the United States on Thursday.
"Melissa also received serious injuries in the attack, and is being cared for in the hospital.
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"We express our gratitude to the emergency and medical personnel who have cared for them and ask for your prayers on behalf of Melissa and our family.
"Kurt will be greatly missed, and we ask for privacy as our family mourns and as Melissa recovers from her injuries."
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Mr Cochran’s wife, raising more than £1,000 so far.