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'You are and always will be the love of my life': tributes paid to British man killed in Paris

Nick Alexander was the merchandise manager for Eagles of Death Metal.

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TRIBUTES HAVE POURED in for the British man killed in the Bataclan theatre in Paris.

36-year-old Nick Alexander was the merchandise manager for Eagles of Death Metal and reportedly died saving someone’s life, passing away in the arms of a close friend.

Alexander is the first, and so far only, British casualty of the attacks, which claimed the lives of 129 people on Friday.

On Twitter, his girlfriend paid emotional tributes to him.

Alexander had worked with bands from across the globe, with Blur’s Damon Albarn telling the Daily Mail:

‘Nick’s death is immensely sad. The fact that he seems to have given his life to save another will be a lasting testament to what a lovely guy he was.’

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys told Rolling Stone:

We’d been working with him for years. He was just a familiar face. He was part of our family basically, one of those guys we’d see every time we come over here for these big European experiences we’d been having for 10-plus years. He was always there, really nice guy, always with his mod haircut and his big smile … He was just a really nice guy. Always. Just loved rock and roll. He was just an absolute rock and roll guy. Lived for it.”

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Yesterday, Alexander’s family called him “generous, funny and fiercely loyal”.

Read: ‘Don’t move or we’ll kill you’ – Inside the horror of the Bataclan theatre

Read: More than 80 people killed in attack at Paris concert venue

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