Eagles of Death Metal Merchandiser Killed in Paris Theater Attack

by Music-News.com Newsdesk

It has now been confirmed that the Eagles Of Death Metal merchandise seller has become the first Briton to die in the Paris terror attack.

Nick Alexander, 36 from Essex, he had previously toured with Fall Out Boy and Sum 41.

In the wake of the violent attacks in Paris 127 people are confirmed dead with many more injurred. Le Bataclan suffered the worst loss of life with 87 people massacrered in the senseless killings.

The shooting at an Eagles of Death Metal gig has provoked a mass out pouring of sympathy and unity from the music world.

Helen Wilson, 49 from New Orleans, who was with Alexander at the show told The Telegraph: "We heard a couple of noises outside and people started running into the club. We didn’t know what was going on. Then maybe five, six guys came in with machine guns and shotguns and just started shooting people. It was mayhem."

She continued: "Nick was in front of me when we were lying on the ground and somebody moved and they just turned round and started shooting us."

"His back was to me and I couldn’t see what happened and I tried to keep him talking and then I tried to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and they [the gunmen] were just sort of in the shadows and they would shoot if anyone said anything... I held him in my arms and told him I loved him. He was the love of my life."

Tributes have been posted from his family.

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman paid his own tribute posting on Twitter:

Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto, AC/DC, Sam Smith, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake are just some of the artists that have also posted messages of support.

U2 and Foo Fighters have pulled their upcoming shows in Paris and Europe after the attacks.

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