Reports have surfaced that Nick Alexander, who has worked for bands like Sum 41, Underoath etc., was one of the 129 dead, following the Paris terrorist attacks. Alexander was working for Eagles Of Death Metal, when the Batacla was attacked. R.I.P.
The Telegraph, talked to an American woman named Helen Wilson, who was wounded in both legs. She said that Alexander was shot in front of her:
“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.
“When anyone started running they would shoot them down. So we got down on the floor. I was afraid whenever I heard a step behind me… they machine-gunned everybody.”
“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. Then he couldn’t breathe anymore and I held him in my arms and told him I loved him. He was the love of my life.”
His family also issued a statement:
“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. 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.”
In other news, a video of the mass violence outside the venue has surfaced via Le Monde. You can watch it below, but be warned that it is very graphic:
The terrorist attacks occurred in six locations throughout Paris, France on Friday, November 13. According to CNN, at least 129 people were killed overall, with at least 80 being slaughtered at the Bataclan music hall, where Eagles Of Death Metal were playing. The band stopped playing as soon as they heard gunfire, and headed to the exit. Terrorists then begun taking hostages, and killed them one by one. All the band members made it out alive, including Matt McJunkins, who was one of the hostages. ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack, and French president Francois Hollande said the country “will lead the fight and will be ruthless.”
Members of Deftones were also in the area, because they had planned to play three consecutive shows there. They are all okay, and the concerts have been cancelled.
R.I.P. to the fallen.