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Hundreds attend concert in honour of Bataclan victim

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Image caption Nick Alexander was selling band merchandise for Eagles of Death Metal at the nightclub when he was killed

Hundreds of people have attended a concert held in honour of the only Brit killed in the Bataclan terror attack a year ago.

Nick Alexander, 35, from Weeley in Essex, was killed on 13 November, 2015, at the nightclub in Paris.

Artists including Fran Healy from Travis and Supergrass' Gaz Coombes performed at Shepherd's Bush Empire on Tuesday.

There was also a minute's standing ovation in Nick's honour.

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Mr Alexander was selling band merchandise for Eagles of Death Metal, who were performing at the nightclub, when he was killed.

The concert - called Peaceful Noise - marked the official launch of the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust, which will provide musical equipment to small charities and vulnerable groups across the country.

Image caption The artists who appeared on stage were people Mr Alexander had toured with
Image caption Hundreds attended the Peaceful Noise concert

Mr Alexander's older sister Zoe, 43, said the event was "really personal" to Mr Alexander and included performances by artists who had toured with her brother or were friends with him.

She said she would remember her brother as someone who "approached life head on".

"He packed a lot into those 35 years so we will remember him in that way - as somebody who embraced life and forged their own path," she said.

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