Metallica has posted a tribute to Thomas Ayad, who was killed in the terrorist attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris last week. Ayad, who worked for Universal Music France, had been working with Metallica for the past eight years as the band's "project manager."
"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," the band writes on their Facebook. "Friday we lost Thomas, at the Bataclan theatre, in a way that none of us can begin to comprehend."
The post concludes, "Our thoughts are with Thomas' friends, family, co-workers and all Parisians during these very difficult times."
Terrorists attacked the Bataclan during an Eagles of Death Metal show on Friday, November 13. The band members escaped uninjured, but crew member Nick Alexander was among those who were killed in the attack.
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