Core members of the band Eagles of Death Metal all managed to escape the nightmarish bloodbath of Le Bataclan late Friday night in Paris. Merchandising manager Nick Alexander was not so lucky. “It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night,” Alexander’s family stated the following day.
Over the weekend, a memorial fund for Alexander began, with funds quickly passing $65,000 by Monday evening (Parisian time). The funds came from a relatively small group of 1,534 people over a two-day span, far outstripping the initial target was $25,000.
You can join the fundraising effort here.