Stars Pay Tribute To Paris Terror Victim Nick Alexander

Tributes to the merchandise seller who was killed on Friday have flooded in from Tim Burgess, Smashing, Pumpkins, Sum 41, MGMT and more...

Nick Alexander

Musicians are continuing to pay tribute to merchandise seller Nick Alexander after he was tragically killed at the Eagles of Death Metal gig at the Bataclan on Paris last Friday (13 November).

Artists have taken to social media to share their sadness at the news for the star, offering condolences to his family and calling the 36-year-old a "great guy". 

The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess shared the shocking news with his fans.

Alice In Chains showed support on their official Facebook page, praising Nick for being a "true professional" and sharing the link to the GoFundMe page created for his family.

 

Our former merch vender Nick Alexander has been confirmed as one of the victims of the senseless violence in Paris...

Posted by Alice in Chains on Saturday, November 14, 2015

 

Smashing Pumpkins also paid tribute on Twitter.

 

The Black Keys' Patrick Carney, called his friend Nick "one of the sweetest most pleasant guys to be around". 

 

Fall Out Boy shared their horror at the news.

Sum 41's Deryck Whibley wrote a heartfelt message on their official Facebook page, also sharing a picture of themselves with the much-loved merch seller. 

 

i've been at a loss for words since we all heard the news of the attacks in paris. france has always been a second home...

Posted by Sum 41 on Sunday, November 15, 2015

 

MGMT called Nick "one of the nicest guys in rock" and asked their fans to "proudly" wear band t-shirts from their 2010 European tour (on which Nick Alexander worked) to show their support.

 

To Everyone:We love France. We love Paris. MGMT are fortunate enough to have played Le Bataclan four times,...

Posted by MGMT on Saturday, November 14, 2015

 

Meanwhile the GoFundMe page created for Nick Alexander's family has reached almost $59k, far over-exceeding its $25K target.

Eagels Of Death Metal's cover of Duran Duran track, Save A Prayer, has also currently entered the UK charts after a Facebook Campaign was launched to get the track to number one.

 

The owners of Bataclan have also posted their official statement on Twitter, which Buzzfeed  translates to say: 

"Dear friends, No words can express the level of sadness we feel.

Our thoughts go to the victims, to those injured and to their loved ones. Many of you want to come to the Bataclan, but unfortunately the authorities still need to work on site. We will keep you informed as soon as it’s possible for you to come and mourn in front of the concert hall.

Thank you for your support, which deeply affects us."

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