Victims of the Paris attacks


Victims of the Paris attacks

A coordinated gun and bomb assault killed 130 people in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015. These are their stories.

    Nick Alexander

    This undated family handout photo issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Saturday Nov. 14, 2015 shows Nick Alexander of England. Nick Alexander, one of the victims of the attacks in Paris, was working at the Bataclan concert hall selling merchandise for the performing band. (Foreign & Commonwealth Office via AP) 

    by The Associated Press

    Nick Alexander, 36, of Colchester, England, who was working at the Bataclan selling merchandise for the performing band, Eagles of Death Metal. 

    “Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone’s best friend — generous, funny and fiercely loyal,” his family said in a statement. “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.

    Eric Thome

    In this photo taken on Sept. 9, 2011 photo provided by Nicolas Louis, Eric Thome poses for a photograph in Paris. Thome, 39, was an artist, fan of music and father with a 5-year-old girl and another child on the way when he died during the terrorst attack at Bataclan concert hall in Paris. Thome and a partner were running their own Paris design studio after working in the advertising business for years. (Nicolas Louis via AP) 

    Eric Thome, 39, was an artist, fan of music and father with a 5-year-old girl and another child on the way when he died during the attack at Bataclan concert hall.

    Thome and a partner were running their own Paris design studio after working in the advertising business for years.

    The studio specialized in bold, fanciful, often daring illustrations and photographs. Among the art displayed on its website was a whimsical illustration of a Kalashnikov assault rifle that looks like a plastic toy covered in cartoon-like drawings. Its stock says in bold letters: “It’s not my war.

    “He was an artist, always hip, a party guy who loved music,” a friend was quoted as saying by Le Parisien. “He was full of joie de vivre and adored his kid.

    Thome’s second child was due in weeks, Le Parisien newspaper reported on its website.

    - The Associated Press

    Sven Silva

    This 2009 photo provided by Yaneyla Hernandez shows Sven Silva, right, with friends Andres Borges, center, and Tomas Corridore, in Rio Chico, Miranda state, Venezuela. Silva was killed in the Nov. 13, 2015, Paris terrorists attacks, when he had traveled to Paris to meet up with two old friends and he decided to head to the show at the Bataclan. (Yaneyla Hernandez via AP) 

    Sven Silva was the kind of guy people remembered, and not just because of his flamboyant bushy afro hairstyle.

    The 29-year-old Venezuelan could make a joke out of anything, and never said no to a good time, childhood friend Anders Borges told The Associated Press.

    “If there was a party, he was there. He’d even go to my parent’s birthday parties,” Borges said. “He was the one who always cheered us up, who made the jokes, who made sure everything went well. We looked to him in good times and we looked to him in the bad times, too.

    Like many middle-class Venezuelans, Silva decided to leave the economically struggling South American country after graduating from college. He moved with his younger sister to Ireland in 2014 to study English, and then settled in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, where he worked as a computer programmer, Borges said.

    Last week, Silva traveled to Paris to meet up with two old friends, fellow Venezuelans now living in Europe, and decided to head to a show at the Bataclan.

    His mother, Giovanina Perugini, said in a Facebook post that the family would remember Silva’s smile, jokes, optimism and charisma.

    She had visited her son in Spain a week before the attacks, Borges said. The family was planning to celebrate Christmas together. Silva would have been the life of the party, Borges said.

    - The Associated Press
    Lamia Mondeguer

    This undated photo provided by Mathilde Mayet shows Lamia Mondeguer. Mondeguer died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks while celebrating a friend’s birthday at the La Belle Equipe bar. (Mathilde Mayet via AP) 

    Cedric Gomet

    In this undated photo provided by Christophe N'Guyen, Cedric Gomet poses for a photograph in Paris. Gomet, of Paris, was a technician for French television network TV5Monde, when he died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks.  (Christophe N'Guyen/TV5Monde via AP) 

    Cedric Gomet, 30, of Paris, was a technician for French television network TV5Monde, which posted a video showing a moment of silence being observed in his memory at the station, with employees holding photos of him in their hands.

    Co-worker Eric Krissi said Gomet was roundly adored by everyone at the station. “Everyone loved him. He was always smiling … a true professional, truly appreciated.

    Gomet, who began working at the station about five years ago, was passionate about rock music and played guitar in a local band. He died at the Bataclan.

    Krissi said Gomet’s family and girlfriend are in deep shock over his death.

    - The Associated Press
    Mathieu Hoche

    Pictures of victims, flowers and candles are set in memory in front of Le Bataclan concert hall  in Paris, France, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015, four days  after over 120 people were killed  in a series of shooting and explosions.  Displayed, is a memorial for Mathieu Hoche.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay) 

    Mathieu Hoche, 38, a technician at France24 news channel, also killed at the concert. A friend, Antoine Rousseay, tweeted about how passionately Hoche loved rock ‘n’ roll.


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    Christophe Foultier 

    This 2012 photo courtesy of Caroline Jolivet shows Christophe Foultier at Lake Tahoe, Calif.  Foultier died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks while watching the band Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan.   (Courtesy of Caroline Jolivet via AP) 

    Motorcycle-riding graphic designer Christophe Foultier loved rock concerts, and the Bataclan held a special place in his heart: It was the site of the first show he and his wife, Caroline Jolivet, saw together.

    The couple saw countless more bands over the years, but on the 13th, “for once, I skipped the concert,” she said in a Facebook post she provided to The Associated Press.

    Instead, Foultier went with a few friends, who survived the attack. But he did not.

    “Chris used to say that you can rest when you’re old. That you can’t go through life dreaming, that you have to make each one of your dreams come true,” Jolivet wrote. “Live every second of your life, before it’s too late.

    Foultier, 39, worked with healthcare communications agency Havas Life, which mourned him on its Facebook page. Married in 2012, he and Jolivet were raising their two small children in suburban Courbevoie.

    Foultier also was working on an album of his own with a friend, according to an essay by Francois Sionneau, the editor-in-chief of the newsweekly Le Nouvel Observateur’s website and a colleague of Jolivet’s.

    The last time he saw Foultier, the designer was picking up his wife at work on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, with a luminous smile, Sionneau wrote. He admired the bike, and Foultier knew it.

    “He’d promised me we’d take a big trip together,” Sionneau wrote. Now, “it’s his smile and his thirst for life that will remain.

    - The Associated Press

    Flowers are put in a window shattered by a bullet as a forensic marker sits next to the impact as people pay their respect to the victims at the site of the attacks on restaurant Le Petit Cambodge (Little Cambodia) and the Carillon Hotel on the first of three days of national mourning in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Thousands of French troops deployed around Paris on Sunday and tourist sites stood shuttered in one of the most visited cities on Earth while investigators questioned the relatives of a suspected suicide bomber involved in the country's deadliest violence since World War II. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    A picture of Nicolas Classeau, teacher and director of the university of Marne-la-Vallee, victim of the attack on the Bataclan concert hall, sits on a memorial outside the Bataclan concert hall, the site of one of the six coordinated attacks which claimed the most victims in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    A picture of a victim of the attack on Bataclan concert hall reads "our teacher" and "r.i.p Romain Dunet" on makeshift memorial outside the Bataclan, the site of one of the six coordinates attacks which claimed the most victims in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Displayed is a memorial for Suzon. Pictures of victims, flowers and candles are set in memory in front of Le Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    A picture of Estelle, a victim, sits on makeshift memorials outside the Bataclan concert hall, the site of one of the six coordinated attacks which claimed the most victims in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Faces of those lost 

    Pictures of victims, flowers and candles are set in front of Le Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015, four days after over 130 people were killed  in a series of shooting and explosions.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) 

    Pictures of victims are put on makeshift memorials outside the Bataclan concert hall, the site of one of the six coordinated attacks which claimed the most victims in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.  (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) 

    Pictures of victims are put on makeshift memorials outside the Bataclan concert hall, the site of one of the six coordinated attacks which claimed the most victims in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015.  (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) 

    Pictures of victims are put on makeshift memorials outside the Bataclan concert hall, the site of one of the six coordinated attacks which claimed the most victims in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) 

    Flowers and tributes are left at the base of the Statue de Marianne at the Place de la Republique as a mark of respect to the victims of the Paris terror attacks last Friday, on November 16, 2015 in Paris, France. There will be a Europe-wide one-minute silence at 12pm CET today in honour of the 129 people who were killed last Friday in a series of terror attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) 

    Fanny Minot

    This December 2012 photo provided by Stephen Fox shows Fanny Minot, one of the victims in the deadly attacks in Paris that occurred Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in Paris. Minot, 29, was an editor at the show, "Le Supplement.

    "She was such a loving, compassionate person, with such an adventurous view on life," said her friend Stephen Fox. (Stephen Fox via AP) 

    Roman Didier

    This photo courtesy of Eric Fourmentin shows Romain Didier, 32, of Paris.  Didier died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks while celebrating a friend’s birthday at the La Belle Equipe bar.  (Courtesy of Eric Fourmentin via AP) 

    Alban Denuit

    This undated photo provided by Eponyme Galerie shows Alban Denuit, who was killed during attacks claimed by the Islamic State group that took place in several locations in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Denuit, 32, was a teacher and an artist whose work had been exhibited in Paris. (Eponyme Galerie via AP) 

    Anne Cornet Guyomard and Pierre-Yves Guyomard 

    In this 2013 photo provided by Leslie Winer, Anne Cornet Guyomard and Pierre-Yves Guyomard pose for a photo while seated in a car on their wedding day in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. The couple was killed during the attacks in Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Christophe Van Huffel/Leslie Winer via AP)

    Armelle Pumir Anticevic

    An undated photo provided by Joseph Anticevic shows his wife Armelle Pumir Anticevic riding in one of Joseph's cruise boats, named for her. Armelle Pumir Anticevic, 46-year-old mother of two children, ages 9 and 11, was a victim of the Paris attacks. She died at the rock concert at Bataclan hall, where she and her husband had gone to celebrate. He survived. (Joseph Anticevic via AP) 

    Armelle Pumir Anticevic and her husband Joseph had cause to celebrate. He runs romantic boat cruises on the Seine River, and he had just landed an important contract. So the Paris couple of 25 years decided to have a little romantic fun of their own at the rock concert at Bataclan hall, where she died in the terrorist attack. He survived.

    She was the 46-year-old mother of two children, ages 9 and 11. In an Associated Press interview, her husband, Joseph Anticevic, recounted the events of that night with horror, anguish and regret. He said he and his wife were listening to the show when they heard popping noises that sounded like fireworks. At first, they took it for part of the show but then realized something was wrong. They saw three attackers spraying gunfire into the crowd from automatic weapons.

    Anticevic remembered them yelling that “it was for their brothers in Syria and Iraq.”

    At first, the couple dropped to the ground. Then, the terrorists went up a stairway, and the couple saw their chance to run for the exit. Stepping over bodies, they neared the main exit, but his wife crumbled into his arms, shot from behind. He gathered her up as best he could and kept pushing for the door. Two police officers appeared, exchanging gunfire with the terrorists. The officers wanted to lead him out, but he couldn’t manage with the lifeless weight of his wife. “I abandoned her, left her on the floor,” he said, speaking French.

    But once outside, he told the police desperately, “My wife is still inside!” He tried to follow the two officers back into the theater, but they were repelled by more gunfire from the terrorists. In the interview several days after the ordeal, he voiced no regret about what he felt he had to do. “Those police officers got me out. They saved my life.

    Outside the theater, his thoughts turned to his children. He phoned, and his son picked up. He had been watching television and knew of an attack already. The father recalled the boy saying: “Daddy, I’m glad at least one of you is still alive.

    Since then, his wife has been remembered and memorialized for her smile and vivacity. She began working for the firm Logic Design in the Paris suburb of Boulogne almost 10 years ago. The firm remembered their production manager as strong and full of life. The statement on their website ended defiantly, saying, “We will keep living, working, and we won’t give in to adversity.

    The family had long kept a vacation home in the mountains of southern France. A friend from there was quoted on the news website of L’Independent as saying: “Armelle was quite down-to-earth and loved life.

    Anticevich remembered her as joyful, tolerant, feminist — with little interest in politics. “She always saw the good in people, not the bad,” he said. “She was the most beautiful gift of my life.

    Toward the terrorists, he expressed only pity: “They aren’t human.”

    -The Associated Press



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    Marion Jouanneau

    Marion Jouanneau, 24, was attending a rock concert at the Bataclan with her boyfriend, Loic, when the concert hall was stormed by armed attackers. By Saturday, Marion’s family was desperate for news of her whereabouts.

    “My niece and goddaughter was at the Bataclan last night … we are without word of her and are unable to get any word as of yet. This wait is unbearable. If you have the least information, please contact me,” her uncle, Frédéric Potier, posted on social media network sites.

    Her boyfriend Loic, under the Twitter handle Zislauk, indicated on the Monday after the attack that Marion’s loved ones still held out hope that she would be found alive.

    “The list of victims hasn’t been updated since yesterday at noon. I hope it will be updated during the day and I still hope to see Marion alive.” But that hope was extinguished within the hour, when he tweeted: “Marion is dead.

    The next day, again by Twitter, he told the world: “Today with her sister and our families, we saw the body of Marion. This is a trial that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.

    A death notice in L’echo republicain newspaper said her funeral will be held on Nov. 25 at the cathedral in her hometown of Chartres.

    On a website that linked to the death notice, mourners were invited to leave messages of condolence.

    “Rest in peace beautiful angel,” one person wrote.

    -The Associated Press
    Pierre-Antoine Henry

    This undated photo provided by Julien Noel shows Pierre-Antoine Henry. By profession, Henry was an engineer for a company that designed systems for military use. But the father of two was also a dedicated rock fan who had traveled far and wide to see his favorite band, Pearl Jam, said childhood friend Noel. Henry had followed his yen for music to the Eagles of Death Metal show at the Bataclan, where he was killed Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in Paris. (Julien Noel via AP) 

    Richard Rammant

    This photo courtesy of Cahors BluesFestival shows Richard Rammant, left.  Rammant died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks while watching the band Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan. (Cahors BluesFestival va AP) 

    Richard Rammant, 53, deeply loved rock music, motorcycles and his wife. He died at her side as he tried to protect her during the attack at the Bataclan concert hall.

    The president of the Cahors Blues Festival, where Rammant was a volunteer for many years, told The Associated Press that Rammant died while shielding his wife, Marie Do, who survived.

    “They lay down on the floor and he lay on top of her,” Robert Mauriès said. “At one point, Richard moved and the terrorist saw him and shot him. She survived, because she played dead.

    Mauriès said Rammant’s wife, who was shot in the legs, recounted lying under her husband’s body. The ordeal took three hours. Mauriès said she underwent a successful surgery this week and remains at the hospital.

    Mauriès said Rammant took a week of vacation every year to volunteer at the festival, where he was in charge of sound and lighting.

    “He was an extraordinary human being, gentle, helpful, always in a good mood. He was a good man,” Mauriès said.

    The couple lived in Cergy-Pontoise, a Paris suburb. Rammant looked the part of a Harley Davidson enthusiast with his thick beard, bald head and earring. Mauriès said Rammant was a member of Showtime Riders, a Harley Davidson club.

    “Our brother Richard … He protected his wife, and he paid with his life. We have a knee on the ground,” the Showtime Riders posted on its website.

    Rammant leaves behind two children.

    -The Associated Press
    Pierre Innocenti and Stephane Albertini 

    This photo courtesy of Ombeline Le Gendre shows Pierre Innocenti, left, and Stéphane Albertini.  Innocenti and Albertini died in the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks when they both went to the Bataclan to enjoy the rock music they both loved.  Innocenti was 40 and from Paris. (photo courtesy of Ombeline Le Gendre via AP) 

    Quentin Boulenger

    - Age 29, of Paris


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    Claire Scesa Camax

    - from Houilles, France



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    Ciprian Calciu and Lacramioara Pop

    Ciprian Calciu, 32, and Lacramioara Pop, 29, were among the millions of Romanians who have migrated West in recent years in search of better-paid jobs. The dream of a better life took them separately to Paris, where they met, became a couple and had a son, Kevin, now 18 months old.

    They died at the Belle Equipe restaurant where they were celebrating a friend’s birthday, said Calciu’s cousin, Ancuta Iuliana Calciu.

    “They weren’t even sure what restaurant to go to. There was another one about 250 meters (yards) away they wanted to go to,” she added.

    Calciu repaired elevators and Pop, who had an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, worked in a bar.

    “I’m so glad they didn’t take their son that night,” Calciu’s cousin said Tuesday.

    Flowers and candles appeared at the gate of Pop’s family home in the small village of Coas in far northwestern Romania, while in Tulcea, an eastern port at the end of the 2,860-kilometer (1,780-mile) River Danube, there was a memorial service on Monday at the church where Kevin had been baptized.

    - The Associated Press


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    Elodie Breuil

    A man watches a graffiti showing attacks victim Elodie Breuil, in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 . Breuil died in the shooting at the Bataclan concert hall last Friday. Writing reads, playing with words:  Love is inevitable. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) 

     Elodie Breuil, 23, had gone with several friends to see the concert at the Bataclan the night of the attacks. Her brother, Alexis Breuil, told Time magazine that his family called Elodie’s cell phone all night, contacted her friends and searched for his sister at area hospitals, only to learn she was one of the victims.

    The family eulogized the young woman’s death on a special Facebook page created in her memory by her cousin Chloé Fontaine, who remembered Elodie’s gentleness, her artistic soul, her jokes and the kisses she bestowed on family members.

    “Elodie saw only happiness … she was an exceptional person. If you have to remember one word about her, it’s the joy of living,” Fontaine told The Associated Press.

    Ecole de Condé Paris, an art and design school in Paris, also announced Elodie Breuil’s death on its Facebook page. The school said Breuil was a 2nd year student in Product Design.

    Alexis Breuil told Time that Elodie and their mother had marched in the rally following the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January, to peacefully show their support. He said he hoped the response to the current attacks would also be peaceful: “I want to show the other cheek,” Alexis Breuil said. “Instead of responding with violent acts, we have to understand what is the cause of the problem and work together to try and prevent it.

    -The Associated Press
    Nohemi Gonzalez

    A picture is displayed during a memorial service for California State Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 in Long Beach, Calif., who was killed at restaurant in Paris on Friday night after being shot by terrorists. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) 

    By The Associated Press

    Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a senior at California State University, Long Beach. The university said Gonzalez, from El Monte, California, was attending Strate College of Design in Paris during a semester abroad program. Gonzalez was in the Petit Cambodge restaurant with another Long Beach State student when she was fatally shot, Cal State officials said in a news conference Saturday. A spokesman described Gonzalez as buoyant and extremely energetic. 

    The university was notified of her death by French school officials and confirmed the death with her parents. Gonzales lived in the Los Angeles suburb of El Monte.

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    Elsa Veronique Delplace San Martin
    Patricia San Martin Nunez 
    Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle

    Chile’s Foreign Ministry says three Chilean citizens were killed in the terrorist attacks that struck Paris.

    A ministry statement identifies one of the dead as 33-year-old Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle, who it says had lived in Paris for eight years with his French wife. It says he was killed at the Bataclan concert hall.

    The ministry says the other victims were 61-year-old Chilean exile Patricia San Martin Nunez and her 35-year-old daughter, Elsa Veronique Delplace San Martin. The statement says the daughter was born in France.

    The women are described as the niece and grandniece of Chile’s ambassador to Mexico, Ricardo Nunez. Nunez tells Chilean media that his relatives also died at the Bataclan hall. He says two people with them at the concert escaped alive.

    - The Associated Press


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    Vincent Detoc

    Vincent Detoc, an architect who lived in suburban Paris with his wife and two young children, died at the Bataclan concert hall. It wasn’t until the next day that the terrible news reached his family.

    Monika, his wife, described the ordeal to Le Parisien newspaper of the family being summoned by authorities to a meeting.

    “From that moment, I knew,” she said. “I understood that we were not asked to come to get good news.

    Monika waited as authorities brought relatives into a room one by one.

    “Every two minutes, we heard people screaming,” she said. “When it was our turn, we were brought around a large table. A magistrate told us, ‘We inform you that Mr. Vincent Detoc succumbed to the terrorist attack.’ Nothing else.

    Vincent Jeanbrun, the mayor of Detoc’s hometown of L’Hay-les-Roses, expressed his condolences on his Facebook page, remembering Vincent Detoc, who was “unjustly felled under the bullets of barbarism.”

    -The Associated Press

    Fabrice Dubois
    Yannick Minieville
    Francois-Xavier Prevost


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    Marie Mosser and Manu Perez

    While the band is now home safe, we are horrified and still trying to come to terms with what happened in France. Our thoughts and hearts are first and foremost with our brother Nick Alexander, our record company comrades Thomas Ayad, Marie Mosser, and Manu Perez, and all the friends and fans whose lives were taken in Paris, as well as their friends, families, and loved ones.

    Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.

    We would like to thank the French police, the FBI, the U.
    S. and French State Departments, and especially all those at ground zero with us who helped each other as best they could during this unimaginable ordeal, proving once again that love overshadows evil.

    All EODM shows are on hold until further notice.

    Vive la musique, vive la liberté, vive la France, and vive EODM.

    Timeline Photos
    by Eagles Of Death Metal via Facebook

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    Marie Mosser worked for Universal Music and was with colleagues Manu Perez and Thomas Ayad at the Bataclan music hall for the Eagles of Death Metal concert the night of the Nov. 13 attacks. 
    Thomas Ayad

    We had great fortune to work with Thomas Ayad at Universal Music France for the past eight years and while Thomas had the official title of being our "project manager,” we knew him as a member of our Metallica family, a fan, a friend . . . and a warm, helpful, supportive familiar face each time we visited France. Friday we lost Thomas, at the Bataclan theatre, in a way that none of us can begin to comprehend. Our thoughts are with Thomas’ friends, family, co-workers and all Parisians during these very difficult times. (photo from November 9, 2011 at Taratata TV show)
    Timeline Photos
    by Metallica via Facebook
    "My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Thomas Ayad. Words cannot express the horror of what happened in Paris. I am horrified by the tragic events that took place in Paris last Friday night” -Keith
    Timeline Photos
    by Keith Richards via Facebook

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    Ayad was 32 and was from Amiens, France. 

    Thomas Duperron 

     Here is a memorial for Thomas Duperron, reading "rest in peace and in music." Pictures of victims, flowers and candles are set in front of Le Bataclan concert hall  in Paris, France, Tuesday Nov. 17, 2015, four days  after over 130 people were killed in a series of shooting and explosions. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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     Thomas Duperron, 30, of Alencon, France, died at the Bataclan concert hall. He worked as communications director for the Maroquinerie theater in Paris, according to its website and the news site les InRocks.

    In Facebook postings, his brother Nicolas called Duperron’s death a “horrible tragedy” and his parents thanked all the friends who tried to find him after the attacks, saying they were “so much there for him.”

    - The Associated Press

    Mathias Dymarski and Marie Lausch 

     Marie Lausch and Mathias Dymarski loved music and going to concerts and had gone with another couple Friday night to see Eagles of Death Metal play at the Bataclan music venue.

    “Both of them had tremendous energy and an enthusiasm for life,” said a statement from a group of their close friends provided by friend Pierre Charton.

    The pair, both 23, had been together for five years and had just moved in together in Paris two months ago, the statement says. Lausch was in her final year of business school and was doing an internship in the cosmetics industry in Paris. Dymarski, a civil engineer, had just gotten a job in the Paris region.

    Lausch was passionate about fashion and dance, while Dymarski was a high-level BMX bike rider. They also enjoyed traveling, going out with their friends and sneaking off for a romantic weekend just the two of them, their friends said.

    -The Associated Press
    Germain Ferey

    Germain Ferey, 36, of Paris, was a photographer and film artist who loved rock music, according to his sister, Domitille Ferey. He was at the Bataclan concert hall Friday when gunfire rang out.

    His sister said he shouted for his partner to run — but when she turned and looked behind her, Germain Ferey was not there. “We think he told her to run because he wanted her to protect herself for the sake of the little one,” his sister told The Associated Press, referring to the couple’s 17-month-old daughter who was with her grandparents. The partner was unhurt.

    Ferey’s sister said he started out working in a bank, but the work was not to his liking. He then sought training at ESRA, a French academy that specializes in cinema and photographic arts. That enabled him to pursue a career that he truly wanted, his sister said. His website hosts an array of creative projects, including a photo montage entitled “I (heart) NY:

    -The Associated Press

    Michelli Gil Jaimez

    Michelli Gil Jaimez, of Tuxpan in the Mexican state of Veracruz, had studied at a business school in Lyons, France, and was currently living in Paris. She had just gotten engaged to her Italian boyfriend, according to her Facebook page. Mexican officials did not give her age or say where she was killed. She also held Spanish citizenship.

    -The Associated Press
    Matthieu Giroud

     Matthieu Giroud, 38, of Jarrie, France, was killed at the Bataclan
    concert hall.
    He taught geography at Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallee
    university, where he specialized in urban development.
    A university news
    release said the institution was both “crushed and outraged.

    Giroud leaves behind a pregnant wife and three-year-old son, according to the Liberation newspaper.

    -The Associated Press

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