17 Novembre 2015
'Words cannot express the horror of what happened,' The Rolling Stones guitarist says in statement.
Justin Bieber and The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards have both paid tribute to Thomas Ayad, Mercury Records' international product manager who lost his life in last week's Paris terrorist attacks.
At least 129 people were killed and around 350 injured after a series of violent attacks in the French capital on Friday night (November 13). Music venue Le Bataclan was the worst hit, with 89 civilians killed during a shooting at an Eagles Of Death Metal concert.
Ayad's death was confirmed by Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge recently, who said: "This is an unspeakably appalling tragedy. On behalf of everyone here at UMG, we extend our most profound sympathies to his parents and all of his friends and family."
Now Keith Richards, who had worked with Ayad in the past, has uploaded a photo of the pair together to Instagram.
In a caption, Richards wrote: "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".
Meanwhile, Bieber also posted a message, saying: "Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy. He was a part of my team for years and I wish I would've had more time to thank him."
The messages from Richards and Bieber below : "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