Funeral held for Eagles Of Death Metal’s merch manager Nick Alexander

Alexander, 35, from Essex, lost his life in the recent Paris terror attacks

A funeral has been held for Nick Alexander, the British man who lost his life in the terrorist attack at an Eagles Of Death Metal gig in Paris last month.

Alexander, 35 from Essex, was one of 90 civilians killed during the shootings at Paris’s Le Bataclan music venue, which occurred during a series of violent attacks in the French capital on November 13. He was working at the gig as the band’s merchandise manager.

More than 250 people attended Alexander’s funeral at St Andrew’s Church in Weeley, Essex on Monday (December 21). BBC News reports that Alexander’s parents, Barry and Sheelagh Alexander, led the mourners, along with his sister Zoe.

The Beatles‘ song ‘Across The Universe’ was played during the service.

Alexander’s sister, Zoe, recently spoke to NME following her brother’s death and remembered Nick – who worked with Damon Albarn and MGMT as well as The Black Keys and Fall Out Boy – as “a quirky rock’n’roll guy who always looked for the road less travelled”.

“He loved being part of the buzz of live music,” she continued. “His main thing was being part of the team that made a show happen.”


Speaking about the night of the tragedy, Zoe remembered: “We put on the news and saw that there was a situation going on at the Bataclan, where we knew Nick was.”

“I know that venue, and I know where the merch stand is – it’s in a very exposed position. Events were ongoing and the mobile networks were down, but around 2am was when word started to filter out from the scene. That’s when we heard.”

Read NME‘s full tribute to Nick Alexander.

Damon Albarn and The Black Keys are among the music stars who have paid tribute to Alexander since his death.