Gay Man Killed In Sydney Siege Hailed As National Hero
The openly gay manager who lost his life in Sydney’s Lindt Café siege is being hailed as a national hero.
34-year-old Tori Johnson died in hospital after being shot inside the cafe that he had run for two years.
The manager of the Lindt cafe who was fatally shot during a siege in Sydney this week is being praised as a hero who helped others trapped in the cafe to escape.
Tori Johnson was wrestling a gun from hostage-taker Man Haron Monis when he was killed. It’s understood he lunged at the hostage-taker’s weapon after the gunman began to doze off, allowing others to flee.
Mr. Johnson was one of two hostages killed during the 17-hour siege, with 38-year-old lawyer Katrina Dawson also fatally shot. His parents have released a statement saying…
“We are so proud of our beautiful boy Tori, gone from this earth but forever in our memories as the most amazing life partner, son, and brother we could ever wish for.”
The CEO of Lindt Australia has made a statement via the company’s Facebook page, saying Tori was a “great ambassador” for the company, adding that they will be doing all they can to support his family at this terrible time.