Justin Bieber Pens Touching Tribute to Workmate Who Died in the Paris Attacks

Justin Bieber has expressed his sadness at the loss of a friend in the Paris attacks
Justin Bieber has expressed his sadness at the loss of a friend in the Paris attacks Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Nickelodeon

Mourning his loss. Justin Bieber has written a touching tribute to a former work colleague and friend, Thomas Ayad, who was tragically killed in the Paris attacks on Friday, Nov. 13.

The 21-year-old singer took to Twitter on Monday, Nov. 16, as United Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge confirmed that Ayad, an executive with the label, was one of the 89 killed when gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan theater during a performance by the Eagles of Death Metal.

"Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy," the “Baby” singer wrote via Twitter. "He was a part of the team for years and I wish I would've had more time to thank him. Make sure to appreciate people while you have them," Bieber continued. "Thanks Thomas for everything you did for me. You are appreciated and missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family & friends #PrayForParis."

Merchandise manager for the Eagles of Death Metal, Nick Alexander, was also among those killed in the horrific concert shooting.

Pop singer Kylie Minogue also took to Twitter to express her sadness at news of his death.

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