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Paris attack victim Nick Alexander from Essex honoured with music award

12:01 16 January 2016

Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander

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The Colchester man who was one of the victims of the Paris terror attacks has been honoured for his work in the music industry with a posthumous award.

Nick Alexander wins post-humous awardNick Alexander wins post-humous award

Nick Alexander, 36, who was killed in the Bataclan concert hall massacre in November, won Merchandiser of the Year at the Tourlink Top Dog Awards in California on Thursday.

Nick was the merchandising manager with the band Eagles of Death Metal in Paris when attackers stormed the Bataclan in November.

Accepting the award on behalf of Nick’s family, his sister, Zoe Alexander, said: “It is an honour, although a bittersweet one, to receive this award on Nick’s behalf.

“He loved being away on tour and took great pride in his work, so to be recognised and celebrated by his music industry friends and peers in this way means a huge amount.”

At the time Nick’s family said he “died doing the job he loved.”

The honour was presented at the Top Dog Awards in Palm Springs, California. The accolades recognise the touring industry’s Top 50 individuals and companies of the year as voted for by their peers.

Nick had enjoyed a long and successful career working as a merchandising manager for a number of artists including Cat Stevens, The Black Keys, and Sum 41.

Tributes to Nick came from across the world following last year’s attacks, highlighting his standing within the music industry. He had also been part of the Africa Express music project, founded by Blur’s Damon Albarn and columnist Ian Birrell, when it visited Britain in 2012.

Nick sold merchandise on the trip and was described by Mr Birrell as “a hero.”

“He loved music, lived with a smile on his face, died a hero,” he tweeted after hearing the news.

Nick, who was from Weeley, started off his music career in Colchester when he was a teenager.

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