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ATTACK ON PARIS

The Paris victims: What we know so far

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

A Chilean mother and her daughter, cut down in a concert hall while the daughter's five-year-old son survived.

A young Italian woman, separated from her boyfriend and friends when the concert erupted in chaos.

Of the 129 people killed in Friday's attacks in Paris, these are only some of the named victims. Here is what we know so far about them.

Nick Alexander, 36

FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

A man from Colchester, England, who was working at the Bataclan concert hall selling merchandise for the performing band, Eagles of Death Metal. "Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone's best friend – generous, funny and fiercely loyal," his family said in a statement. "Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world."


Thomas Ayad, 32

A producer manager for Mercury Music Group and a music buff who was killed at the Bataclan. In his hometown, Amiens, he was an avid follower of the local field hockey team. Lucian Grainge – the chairman of Universal Music Group, which owns Mercury Music – said the loss was "an unspeakably appalling tragedy," in a Saturday note to employees provided to the Los Angeles Times.

Candles are placed outside the Vancouver Art Gallery as hundreds of people honour the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks in Vancouver on Nov. 14, 2015.

Candles are placed outside the Vancouver Art Gallery as hundreds of people honour the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks in Vancouver on Nov. 14, 2015.

DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS


Elodie Breuil, 23

A design student who had gone to the Bataclan concert hall with about a half-dozen friends, said her brother, Alexis, who confirmed his younger sister's death to Time magazine. The friends scattered in the shooting. Alexis told the magazine that his sister and mother had marched in Paris after the attack early this year on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. "They did it to show their support," he said.

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Ciprian Calciu, 32, and Lacramioara Pop, 29

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They were among the millions of Romanians who have migrated West in recent years in search of better-paid jobs. The dream of a better life took them separately to Paris, where they met, became a couple and had a son, Kevin, now 18 months old. They died at the Belle Equipe restaurant where they were celebrating a friend's birthday, said Calciu's cousin, Ancuta Iuliana Calciu. Calciu repaired elevators and Pop, who had an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, worked in a bar.


Nicolas Classeau, 43

A picture of Nicolas Classeau sits on a memorial outside the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 17, 2015.

A picture of Nicolas Classeau sits on a memorial outside the Bataclan concert hall on Nov. 17, 2015.

PETER DEJONG/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The popular director of the University of Marne-la-Vallée outside Paris was mourned on a Facebook page that the school set up in his memory. "Full of wisdom and kindness," the page said in announcing his death the day after the attacks. Classeau was the father of three children under the age of 16, according to Le Parisien newspaper. He was a lover of rock music and played guitar in a band during high school, the newspaper said. He was attending the Bataclan when he was killed.


Asta Diakite

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

The cousin of French midfielder Lassana Diarra, who played against Germany in Friday's soccer match at Stade de France, during which three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the stadium Friday night. Diarra, who is Muslim, posted a message on Twitter after his cousin was killed in the shootings, saying that "She was like a big sister to me." He added: "It is important for all of us who represent our country and its diversity to stay united against a horror which has no colour, no religion. Stand together for love, respect and peace."


Guillaume Decherf, 43

HANDOUT/VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

A music journalist who had written about the latest album by Eagles of Death Metal late last month for French culture magazine Les Inrocks and was at the band's concert Friday night. Vincent Boucaumont said he had known Decherf for about 25 years, since the two were in high school, when they would go down into the basement of Boucaumont's grandfather's house to play their guitars together. Both music lovers, they had a radio show focusing on hard rock and heavy metal music for two years after high school, he said.


Elif Dogan, 28

A Turkish-born Belgian national who lived in Belgium but made monthly business trips to Paris, said her father, Kemal Dogan. She was staying at an apartment near the concert hall, but he told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency that she was not at Friday's concert and he was not sure where his daughter died. He said her death was confirmed by Belgian officials. He said his daughter had been involved in charity work since her school days, distributing food to the poor or teaching French in Nigeria.


Fabrice Dubois

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He worked with the publicity agency Publicis Conseil. The agency said in a statement on Facebook that he was killed at the concert hall. "He was a very great man in every sense of the word. Our thoughts are with his family, his wife, his children, his friends, those with whom he worked."


Thomas Duperron, 30

A memorial for Thomas Duperron in Paris reads “rest in peace and in music.”

A memorial for Thomas Duperron in Paris reads “rest in peace and in music.”

JEROME DELAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS

A man from Alencon, France, who died at the Bataclan concert hall. He worked as communications director for the Maroquinerie theatre in Paris, according to its website and the news site les InRocks.

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Germain Ferey, 36

A Parisian photographer and film artist who loved rock music, according to his sister, Domitille Ferey. He was at the Bataclan concert hall Friday when gunfire rang out. His sister said he shouted for his partner to run – but when she turned and looked behind her, Germain Ferey was not there. "We think he told her to run because he wanted her to protect herself for the sake of the little one," his sister told Associated Press, referring to the couple's 17-month-old daughter who was with her grandparents. The partner was unhurt.


Gregory Fosse, 28

From Gambais, France. He died at the Bataclan concert hall. He worked for the D17 television station. The company put out a statement saying, "We all knew his kindness, his special smile, and his passion for music," according to the Liberation newspaper.


Alberto Gonzalez Garrido, 29

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

From Madrid, he was at the Bataclan concert. The Spanish state broadcaster TVE said Gonzalez Garrido was an engineer, living in France with his wife, also an engineer. They both were at the concert, but became separated amid the mayhem.


Matthieu Giroud, 38

A man from Jarrie, France, who was killed at the Bataclan concert hall. He taught geography at Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallee university, where he specialized in urban development. A university news release said the institution was both "crushed and outraged." Giroud leaves behind a pregnant wife and three-year-old son, according to the Liberation newspaper.


Nohemi Gonzalez, 23

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A senior at California State University, Long Beach, who was attending Strate College of Design in Paris during a semester abroad program. Gonzalez, from El Monte, Calif., was in the Petit Cambodge restaurant with another Long Beach State student when she was fatally shot, Cal State officials said in a news conference Saturday. Her mother, Beatriz Gonzalez, said Nohemi graduated from high school early and couldn't wait to go to college. "She was very independent since she was little," she said. Design professor Michael LaForte said Gonzalez stood out at the California university. "She was a shining star, and she brought joy, happiness, laughter to everybody she worked with and her students, her classmates."

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Anne and Pierre-Yves Guyomard, 29 and 32

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Among the crowd at the Bataclan, the Guyomards were particularly steeped in music. Pierre-Yves taught film scoring at a technical institute, and Anne had studied music before going to work at a child-care centre, according to the French newspaper Le Parisien. On their wedding day in 2013, Anne and Pierre-Yves Guyomard struck the mayor of their Paris suburb, Emmanuel Lamy, as a couple "full of life and hope," Lamy recalled to the French newspaper Le Parisien.

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Raphael Hilz, 28

An architect originally from the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, was one of two German victims of the attacks, killed at a restaurant near his office. Hilz had been working for six months in Paris in the international firm of architect Renzo Piano, his uncle told the Suedtirol News. The firm told Associated Press that they were "very sad to confirm that one of our colleagues of German nationality" died in the Friday attacks.


Mathieu Hoche, 38

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A cameraman for France24 news channel, which said he was 37. He was killed at the concert. A friend, Antoine Rousseau, tweeted about how passionately Hoche loved rock 'n' roll. Gerome Vassilacos, who worked with Hoche, told the AP that his colleague was fun, easygoing and great to work with. "Even though he laughed easily and joked around, he worked hard." Hoche had a nine-year-old son whom he had custody of every other weekend, so he lived a bit of a bachelor lifestyle, Vassilacos said. He and Hoche would go out for beers and chat up women, and Vassilacos said he recently thought they should hang out more often because they had so much in common.


Djamila Houd, 41

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A Parisian, originally from the town of Dreux, southwest of the capital. The newspaper serving Dreux – L'Echo Republicain – said Houd was killed at a café on the rue de Charrone in Paris. According to Facebook posts from grieving friends, she had worked for Isabel Marant, a prestigious Paris-based ready-to-wear house.


Mohamed Amine Ibnolmobarak, 29

An architect of Moroccan descent who studied and worked in Paris. He was killed at the Le Carillon restaurant in Paris while dining there with his new wife, according to a Facebook posting by his cousin Akram Benmbarek of San Diego. The wife, Maya Nemeta, was shot three times and was in critical condition at the hospital, the cousin wrote.


Pierro Innocenti, 40

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

A Parisian manager at his family's Italian restaurant on the outskirts of the city. His last post on his Facebook page was a photo of the Bataclan's sign advertising the Eagles of Death Metal show, with a caption Innocenti added: "Rock!" Innocenti (sometimes called Pierre) helped run Livio, a five-decade-old eatery known for attracting a star-studded clientele to its spot in a Paris suburb. French comedian and actor Smain, a relation of Innocenti's by marriage, said on his Facebook page he was "alive in body but bruised in my heart" on hearing of his death.


Michelli Gil Jaimez

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Hailing from Tuxpan in the Mexican state of Veracruz, she had studied at a business school in Lyons, France, and was currently living in Paris. She had just gotten engaged to her Italian boyfriend, according to her Facebook page. Mexican officials did not give her age or say where she was killed. She also held Spanish citizenship.


Cedric Mauduit

A memorial for Cedric Mauduit in Paris reads “We do not believe it.”

A memorial for Cedric Mauduit in Paris reads “We do not believe it.”

JEROME DELAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Director of modernization of the French department of Calvados. The department issued a statement announcing his death at the concert hall, saying that Mauduit "found it a joy to share this concert with his five friends" and said the sadness of those who knew him was "immense." Anyone who worked with Mauduit, the statement said, could appreciate both his skills and his humanity.


Fanny Minot

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

She went straight from her job at a TV newsmagazine show to the Bataclan on Friday night. By Sunday, the show's host, Ali Baddou, would be mourning her death on-air. Minot, 29, was an editor at the show, Le Supplement. Artistic and free-spirited, she enjoyed making independent movies – and above all, enjoyed new experiences, her friend Stephen Fox told Associated Press.


Marie Mosser

A 24-year-old from the French city of Nancy who died at the Bataclan concert hall. She worked for the label Universal Music, according to the "20 minutes" news website. Mosser's Twitter profile said she worked in communication and digital marketing. Pascal Negre, president of Universal Music France, tweeted over her death and that of two other victims: "The Universal Music family is in mourning." Mosser's father is a manager in Nancy city government, "20 minutes" reported.


Justine Moulin, 23

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

A Parisian with a passion for travel. She studied at the SKEMA Business School in Paris and planned to attend its satellite campus in Raleigh, N.C., according to The News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh. Moulin was killed while having dinner at Le Petit Cambodge, her favourite restaurant, according to news reports.


Helene Muyal, 35

A Parisian makeup artist and mother who died at the Bataclan concert. Her husband, Antoine Leiris, posted a memorial on Facebook, telling the terrorists: "I won't give you the gift of my hatred. It's what you sought, but answering hate with anger would be to surrender to the same ignorance that has made you what you are."


Bertrand Navarret, 37

He lived in the southern French community of Capbreton near the Spanish border and was just spending a few days in Paris with friends. They decided to take in a rock concert – where Navarret was killed at Bataclan hall. Starting on a family career path in law, Navarret had given it up for a new life in Canada, where he learned to work with wood. He eventually returned to France with new skills and remade himself as a carpenter and avid snowboarder, according to the Liberation news website.


Aurelie de Peretti, 33

She had posted on Facebook that she was going to the Bataclan on Friday night, said her older sister, Delphine, who with her father, Jean-Marie, confirmed her death to Time magazine after a call from Paris police. Delphine said she posted a joking response "saying 'enjoy your great evening listening to that crap music."' While Delphine lives in London, Aurelie had stayed closer to their hometown of Saint Tropez in the south of France and worked at a beach resort in the summer. "I left 13 years ago, and yet somehow we got closer and closer over the years," her sister said.


Francois-Xavier Prevost, 29

Head of advertising at the French advertising agency LocalMedia and also worked recently for another communications company, Havas Media Group. He died at the attack on the Bataclan theatre, according to Yannick Bollore, the Havas Group CEO who mourned the young worker and several others via Twitter.


Sebastien Proisy, 38

Proisy had studied political science and later went to Florida with his Bulgarian wife and son. On their return, they settled in Noisy-Le-Grand on the outskirts of Paris, as the family told it. Proisy also served in staff positions at the European parliament in Bruxelles. He died at a restaurant along Bichat street in Paris during the terrorist attacks when he was shot in the back, according to the Liberation newspaper website.


Valentin Ribet, 26

PHOTO BY HOGAN LOVELIS

A lawyer with the Paris office of the international law firm Hogan Lovell, was killed in the Bataclan. Ribet received a master of laws degree from the London School of Economics in 2014, and earlier did postgraduate work at the Sorbonne university in Paris. His law firm said he worked on the litigation team, specializing in white collar crime. "He was a talented lawyer, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality in the office," the firm said.


Kheireddine Sahbi, 29

An Algerian violinist who had come to Paris to perfect his art at the Paris-Sorbonne university. According to an announcement by the school, Sahbi was enrolled in the Masters of Ethnomusicology program and was involved in the university's traditional music ensemble. The school says Sahbi died while returning home in the 10th arrondissement, where terrorists attacked a restaurant.


Lola Salines

A young Parisian editor at Editions First-Grund who died at the Bataclan concert hall. Her father Georges Salines and brother Clement Salines took to social media after the attacks to launch a desperate search for Lola, who did not respond to their calls. The family later posted on Twitter and Facebook that authorities had confirmed Salines, 28, was one of the victims.

La Moneda government house is illuminated with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Santiago on Nov. 15, 2015.

La Moneda government house is illuminated with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Santiago on Nov. 15, 2015.

PABLO SANHUEZA/REUTERS


Patricia San Martin Nunez, 61, and Elsa Veronique Delplace San Martin, 35

A Chilean exile and her daughter who were attending the concert at the Bataclan with Elsa's five-year-old son, who Chilean officials say survived. San Martin Nunez had been exiled from Chile during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, and her daughter was born in France. In a statement, Chile's Foreign Ministry described them as the niece and grandniece of Chile's ambassador to Mexico, Ricardo Nunez. "They were taken hostage, and so far we know they were killed in a cold and brutal manner," Nunez told Radio Cooperativa on Saturday.


Valeria Solesin, 28

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

An Italian-born doctoral student at the Sorbonne, had lived in Paris for several years. She had gone to the concert at the Bataclan with her boyfriend. They lost track of each other as they tried to escape. Her mother, Luciana Milani, told reporters in Venice, "We will miss her very much, and she will be missed, I can also say, by our country. People like this are important." Solesin had been working at the Sorbonne as a researcher while completing her doctorate. While at a university in Italy, Solesin had worked as a volunteer for the Italian humanitarian aid group Emergency. "It is tragic that a person so young, who is trying to understand the world and to be a help, find herself involved in such a terrible event," said Emergency regional co-ordinator in Trento, Fabrizio Tosini.


Fabian Stech, 51

A Hannover-born art critic among the victims killed at the Bataclan club. Stech, who had been living in France since 1994, taught in Dijon at a private art school and worked for the German art magazine Kunstforum International, the magazine said in a condolence notice on its website. He leaves a wife and two children, the magazine said.


Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle, 33

VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

A Chilean-born resident of Paris. Chile's Foreign Ministry said he had lived in Paris for eight years with his French wife and was killed at the Bataclan, where he had gone with his wife. He was a musician and member of the rock group Captain Americano.


AP contributors to this story: Jennifer Peltz, Gosia Wozniacka, Alison Mutler, Cara Anna, Pamela Sampson, Jeff Donn, Suzan Fraser, Colleen Barry, Maria Verza, Kate Brumback and Steven R. Hurst


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