Concert planned to honor London attack victim from Utah

The concert is being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Utah man Kurt W. Cochran, 54

By: AP | Salt Lake City | Updated: June 24, 2017 2:02 pm
London attack, London Terror Attack, Kurt W. Cochran, Utah man Killed, Utah Man, Utah Man Funeral, Funeral Utah Man, Utah man Kurt W. Cochran Funeral, World News, Latest World News, Indian Express, Indian Express News In this April 5, 2017, file photo, injured U.S. tourist Melissa Cochran, whose husband, Kurt Cohran, was killed in the March 22 London terror attack, arrives for a “Service of Hope” at Westminster Abbey, two weeks after the attack, in London.  (AP Photo)

The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack will be celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert is being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54.

Members of Cochran’s family, including his son, are among the musicians slated to play at the show in a park in Bountiful, north of Salt Lake City, his brother-in-law Clint Payne said.Cochran was thrown from London’s Westminster Bridge when he and his wife were struck by a sport utility vehicle that plowed into a group of pedestrians March 22.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed four people and injured scores more, including Cochran’s wife, Melissa. She suffered a broken leg, broken rib and cuts and bruises in the attack that happened on the last day of a European trip celebrating the West Bountiful couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. The two were visiting Melissa Cochran’s parents, who were serving a church mission in London.

The couple described as inseparable ran a recording studio in their basement where Kurt Cochran helped young bands get started by charging them only a small fee to use the studio. The London attack came exactly one year after four Mormon missionaries _ three from Utah _ were seriously injured in a Brussels airport bombing on March 22, 2016.

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