Metallica announced this morning that Thomas Ayad, their friend and project manager, was among the the 89 people killed at the terror attack at Le Bataclan in Paris on November 13.
The group made the announcement on its Facebook page. A photo of Metallica frontman James Hetfield and Ayad, shown above, accompanied the post.
Three terrorists entered the Bataclan music hall through several entrances while an Eagles of Death Metal show was underway. Eighty-nine people, mostly concertgoers, were killed in the attack.
The victims include Nick Alexander, the merchandise manager for Eagles of Death Metal. Alexander, of Colchester, England, was working the merchandise table at the time of the attack. He was 36.
Eagles of Death Metal members escaped shortly after gunfire began. Members of Deftones were also at the Le Bataclan show, but left minutes before the attack.