This morning news of the death of 34 year old man Tori Johnson has rocked Sydney, Australia and the World.

More importantly the news will have forever changed the World for his family, his friends and all of those who knew and loved him.

There is still very little known about what actually happened during the hostage situation that started early Monday morning in Martin Place.

As Tori Johnson, the manager of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe, no doubt chatted to the regular patrons of the cafe and laughed with his colleagues about their weekends, he would have had no idea what was about to unfold.

Tributes are rolling in and all reports bring to life the fact that Tori was a great guy; well respected by his peers in the hospitality industry of which he has been a part for several years.

Photos of Tori that are being released; an open, friendly face with blond curls.  No doubt the apple of his Mum’s eye.

And as mums, it’s this Mum our heart goes out to.  To lose a son in the prime of his life – so many wonderful memories but so much more life yet to be lived would be crushingly heartbreaking.  A heartbreak like no other.

The exact course of events are unclear and police have not released any details however several media outlets have reported that Mr Johnson attempted to wrestle the weapon off gunman Man Haron Monis and was shot as a result.

RIP Tori Johnson and all our love, strength, support and courage to those who will feel the loss of you forever.

Earlier this morning we also reported that Sydney mum of 3, Katrina Dawson, also died tragically in the Lindt Chocolat Cafe seige.  Read our report and our tribute here.

Nikki Hills; MoM Founder & Mum of 4

  • Not fair that bad things happen to good people.


  • Still so sad RIP Tori


  • May the sun shine on you as you lay at your final resting place. may peace be with your family at this time


  • God has gained 2 beautiful angels.. RIP XXXXX


  • this is such a sad event to have happen here in australia. my heart goes out to all that were involved and their families.


  • So sad, so sorry for his family and partner.


  • From all reports a brave man. May his family and friends find some peace in their lives after this tragedy. RIP Tori and thank you for your courage and bravery to help those that needed help in such a horrible situation.


  • A young man that was taken to soon so tragically, all Australians feel the pain for his loved ones. RIP Tori.


  • So sad… may you both RIP!


  • A very brave man with a even bigger heart-RIP Tori


  • Such a rotten tragedy! I cant say anymore I am so upset and really angry that an individual that had been convicted of so many heinous crimes was allowed to roam free. The justice system in this country has got a lot to answer for! Such a lovely young man to lose his life this way. One of my sons is a year older. My thoughts and prayers are with his mum and dad and family!


  • This is terribly sad and an awful thing for all Australians.


  • A brave and strong man who has done his family and community so proud. My thoughts are with everyone involved.


  • The floral tributes are a beautiful gesture.


  • I am still watching this on the tv,, it is so sad to watch it… the loss of these two lovely people have lost there lives out of this and as usual 2 heros have lost there lives… I think that they both deserve medals for there heroism


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