Following the terror attacks that took place in Paris on November 13, a memorial fund has been set up for Eagles Of Death Metal merchandise seller, Nick Alexander.
Alexander, from Essex, was one of over 100 people who were mercilessly killed in a series of attacks on France’s capital city. So far, £30,000 has been raised in his honour, with 1,432 people contributing towards this. It has been decided that all of the money raised will be given to his family, which allows them to decide what they wish to do with it.
Among the victims were a French music journalist, William B Decherf, and a record label employee for Mercury Records, Thomas Ayad. Both men were attending the EODM gig for work purposes, with Decherf intending on writing a review about it afterwards. Les InRocks magazine has paid tribute to him, saying, “The newspaper is shocked by his death. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.” Ayad’s co-worker from Universal Music Group said, “This is an unspeakably appalling tragedy. On behalf of everyone here at UMG, we extend our most profound sympathies to his parents and all of his friends and family.”
Attacks took place at the Bataclan Theatre Hall, Stade de France and a bar named La Belle Equipe. At least 129 deaths have been confirmed, with a further estimated 350 people being injured.