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Paris attack victims: who were they?

Families, friends mourn their loved ones as victims are identified.
Nov 15th 2015, 8:01 PM 44,386 42

Updated at 8.01pm

INFORMATION CONTINUES TO emerge today about some of the 129 people killed in the terror attacks that struck Paris on Friday night.

The victims, mostly French, included at least 25 foreign nationals from more than a dozen countries across three continents.

Here are just some of those who lost their lives.

Nick Alexander, 36, British

Nick Alexander was a merchandise manager for US band Eagles of Death Metal, which was playing in the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen opened fire.

“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.

His girlfriend, Polina, wrote on Twitter: ”You are and always will be the love of my life.”

Guillaume B Decherf, 43, French

Guillaume B Decherf was a journalist with leading French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles.

He was also at the Eagles of Death Metal concert, having reviewed the band’s latest album just two weeks earlier.

He was the father of two daughters.

Aurélie de Peretti, 33, French

Aurélie de Peretti was a graphic designer who had come to Paris for a few days’ holiday with a friend.

“She’d been talking to us about this concert [at the Bataclan] and this trip for months and months. Now we will never see her again,” her father told AFP.

Valentin Ribet, 26, French

Valentin Ribet was an anti-corruption lawyer who specialised in white collar crime.

His company called him “a talented lawyer, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality in the office”.

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, American

Californian student Nohemi Gonzalez was in Paris on a semester abroad, studying at Strate College of Design.

“Nohemi was something of a star in our department. She was a shining star,” one of her lecturers told local TV station ABC7.

Thomas Ayad, 34, French

Thomas Ayad, a production manager for the Mercury Music Group, was at the Bataclan with two colleagues.

In a note provided to the Los Angeles Times, Lucian Grainge — the chair of Universal Music Group, which owns Mercury Music — described his death as “an unspeakably appalling tragedy”.

His local hockey club in Amiens held a minute’s silence for him this morning.

Mathieu Hoche, 38, French

Mathieu Hoche, a journalist for the France 24 TV channel, was also killed at the Bataclan.

A friend, Antoine Rousseay, tweeted about how much he loved rock music.

Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle, 35, Chilean

Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle was one of three Chileans victims, the country’s foreign ministry said.

He was a married musician who moved to Paris eight years ago.

Djamila Houd, 41, French

Djamila Houd was killed at a cafe on the rue de Charrone in Paris, local newspaper L’Echo Republicain reported.

According to Facebook posts from grieving friends, she had worked for Isabel Marant, a prestigious Paris-based fashion house.

Lola Salines, French

Lola Salines died at the Bataclan, her father confirmed on Twitter.

First published at 4.30pm. Additional reporting by AFP and AFP.

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