1 Utahn dead, 1 injured after London terror attack

Kurt and Melissa Cochran were traveling through Europe for their 25th anniversary during the London terror attack (Photo: GoFundMe)

(KUTV) — One Utah man has died from injuries sustained during Wednesday's London terror attack. His wife remains in the hospital.

Kurt and Melissa Cochran were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in London during the attack. Kurt Cochran has died from injuries sustained during that attack. Melissa Cochran is still in the hospital.

The couple was scheduled to return to the United States March 23.

Melissa's parents are serving as temple missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London.

The following statement was released by the Clint Payne, Melissa's brother and Kurt's brother-in-law through the LDS Church.

Our family is heartbroken to learn of the death of our brother- and son-in-law, Kurt W. Cochran, who was a victim of Wednesday's terrorist attack in London. 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. 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.

The Cochrans were self-employed and ran a recording studio business. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Cochran family cover "monthly expenses and loss of income."

Another Utah couple was in London during the attack, but was in the famous London Eye Ferris wheel during the attack. Neither was injured.

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