A crew member for Southern California-based rock band Eagles of Death Metal is among the confirmed dead following Friday’s terror attacks in Paris.
Nick Alexander was working as a merchandise manager for the group’s European tour, according to Rolling Stone. He was 36.
His family confirmed the sad news in a statement to the music magazine, published on Saturday.
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“It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night. Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle; he was everyone’s best friend – generous, funny and fiercely loyal,” the statement read. “Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world. Thank you for your thoughts and respect for our family at this difficult time. Peace and light.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris when gunmen opened fire during the show, killing more than 100 people.
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The devastation was part of a series of violent acts carried out across the French capital on Friday.
After the attack, relatives confirmed that all members of Eagles of Death Metal made it to safety. However, the group hasn’t issued an update since posting a Facebook message on Friday saying they were “still currently trying to determine the safety and whereabouts of all our band and crew.”
In addition to his work with EODM, Nick had previously toured with other American acts like Panic! At The Disco, Sum 41 and The Black Keys.
Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman took to Twitter on Saturday to express his shock and grief over Nick’s death.
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Just found out Nick Alexander was one of the people murdered last night in Paris. Great guy. I'm horrified. #RIPNickAlexander
— Joe Trohman (@trohman) November 14, 2015
Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach relayed his fond memories of Nick to Rolling Stone.
“We’d been working with him for years. He was just a familiar face. He was part of our family basically, one of those guys we’d see every time we come over here for these big European experiences we’d been having for 10-plus years,” he said of the native Brit. “He was always there, really nice guy, always with his mod haircut and his big smile … Just loved rock and roll. He was just an absolute rock and roll guy. Lived for it.”
— Erin Biglow
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