Stars Pay Tribute To Paris Terror Victim Nick Alexander
16 November 2015, 15:46
Tributes to the merchandise seller who was killed on Friday have flooded in from Tim Burgess, Smashing, Pumpkins, Sum 41, MGMT and more...
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.
Tragic news about Nick Alexander who died at Le Bataclan. Nick was at work selling merch for Eagles of Death Metal pic.twitter.com/Sh05X4ZbBL— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) November 14, 2015
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.
Smashing Pumpkins also paid tribute on Twitter.
Our thoughts tonight are with the friends and family of Nick Alexander. May he rest in peace— Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) November 15, 2015
The Black Keys' Patrick Carney, called his friend Nick "one of the sweetest most pleasant guys to be around".
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the attacks that happened yesterday in Paris. I had quite a few friends who were at the Bataclan. One in particular Nick Alexander. He was killed yesterday. He had done quite a bit of touring with us as our European Merch man. He was one of the sweetest most pleasant guys to be around. Sending my love to everyone who knew him and especially his family.
Fall Out Boy shared their horror at the news.
Just found out Nick Alexander was one of the people murdered last night in Paris. Great guy. I'm horrified. #RIPNickAlexander— _ (@trohman) November 14, 2015
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.
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.
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."
Chers amis ... pic.twitter.com/tnGDFUZZin— Le Bataclan (@le_bataclan) November 16, 2015