Eagles of Death Metal Merch Manager Killed in Paris Concert Attack Laid to Rest in England
A funeral service for Eagles of Death Metal merch manager Nick Alexander, who was killed in the attack at the band’s concert in Paris on Nov. 13, took place in his hometown of Weeley, England, on Monday (Dec. 21).
The service was held at St. Andrew’s Church in Weeley with more than 250 people in attendance. The U.K.’s Daily Gazette reports the casket was surrounded by white flowers in the shape of a music note. The service also featured the Beatles’ “Across the Universe,” Paul Williams’ “You Give a Little Love” and a reading from The Little Prince.
“It wasn’t a somber service,” St. Andrew’s parish council chairman Peter Dumsday told the Gazette. “There were tears, but there was laughter and a lot of memories… It was an emotional atmosphere.”
“The funeral service was a fitting tribute to him,” Dumsday added.
Alexander, 35, was one of 89 people killed in the attack at Le Bataclan in Paris in November. He toured as a merch manager with a number of bands, including the Black Keys, MGMT, Best Coast and Alice in Chains. Many of them shared their memories of Alexander in the days following the Paris attacks.