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Eagles of Death Metal Crew Member Killed in Paris Concert Attack


One Eagles of Death Metal crew member was killed during the horrific terrorist attack during the band’s concert in Paris on Friday, according to The Guardian.

British citizen Nick Alexander was selling merch for the band at Le Bataclan when gunmen stormed the venue and opened fire, killing between 80 and 112 people. His family released the following 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.

Michael Dorio, brother of Eagles of Death Metal drummer Julian Dorio, told Atlanta news outlet WSBTV that he spoke with his brother after the shooting.

He said they were playing, about six songs into the show, they heard, before they saw anything, they heard automatic machine gunfire. It was so loud, it was louder than the band, and they hit the stage floor. As they got up to try to evacuate they saw men with machine guns just shooting anything and everything in the venue. They heard more than they could see because of the stage lights.

David Ian Hughes, brother of EoDM singer Jesse Hughes, also said in a post on Facebook that Jesse is safe.

Jesse Hughes is ok. I spoke to him about an hour ago. The band is ok too. I hold out hope that as many people as possible make it out ok, as well. As the situation is still developing, I can not say much else.

After the initial attack, the gunmen took concert-goers hostage and reportedly began to “calmly execute” them until police raided the venue.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help Alexander’s family. You can contribute to the cause here.

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