Alexander sold merchandise for Eagles of Death Metal
A charity T-Shirt in memory of Nick Alexander and other victims of the Paris attacks is being sold online.
At least 129 people were killed and around 350 are injured after a series of violent attacks in the French capital last week (November 13). Music venue Le Bataclan was among the worst hit, with 89 civilians killed during a shooting at an Eagles Of Death Metal gig.
Eagles Of Death Metal merchandise seller, Nick Alexander was the first Briton confirmed to have been killed in the attacks. Mercury Records’ international product manager Thomas Ayad and Les InRocks reporter Guillaume B Decherf are also among the deceased.
Thirty-six-year-old Alexander sold merchandise for many bands across his career, including Saxon, who are behind the charity campaign.
In a statement published online, the band say they are “devastated at the loss of such a great guy,” and add: “Nick was a well respected merchandise manager who has worked with many bands worldwide, including Saxon, and will be sorely missed by many friends and colleagues on the road. All profits from the sale of this T-shirt will be donated to a charitable trust as instructed by Nick’s family.”
The T-shirt can be seen above and purchased here.
Musicians around the world have reacted with horror to the attacks, including those who have friends in the city and others who have performed at the Bataclan venue over the years. Among the artists who have delivered messages are Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto, AC/DC, Sam Smith, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and more.
The likes of U2 and Foo Fighters have cancelled upcoming shows in Paris and elsewhere in Europe following the attacks.
Meanwhile, promotion company Live Nation has announced that it will be stepping up security procedures in the UK following the attacks.