Justin Bieber's Friend Died in Paris Attacks

Thomas Ayad was a UMG executive
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Justin Bieber's Friend Died in Paris Attacks
Justin Bieber performs at the 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Wantagh, NY.   (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Thomas Ayad, a friend and former colleague of Justin Bieber, was killed in the Paris terror attacks Friday, and Bieber offered a tribute to the United Music Group exec Monday on Twitter, Us reports. "Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy," Bieber wrote; Ayad was killed at the Eagles of Death Metal show in the Bataclan theater. "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. Thanks Thomas for everything you did for me. You are appreciated and missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family & friends #PrayForParis." (The Eagles of Death Metal merch manager was also killed.)

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