Justin Bieber has paid tribute to those killed in the Paris attacks, including Universal Music Group executive Thomas Ayad. The 21-year-old shared a heartfelt tribute to his friend on Twitter on Monday, expressing gratitude for the support he had received from Thomas in his career.
"Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy. He was a part of the team for years and I wish I would've had more time to thank him," Justin wrote. "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."
Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge confirmed that Thomas was one of 89 people killed in Friday's attack at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan Theatre. The 32-year-old was killed alongside his colleague Marie Mosser, 24, who also worked with British band The Vamps during their tours in France.
The Wake Up singers also paid tribute to Thomas and Marie on Sunday with a message on their official Facebook page.
"We want to pass on our deepest condolences to the families and friends of Thomas and Marie who were a huge part of The Vamps team in France and tragically passed away Friday night in Paris. They will be sorely missed by us and all that knew them. Brad, James, Connor and Tristan," the group wrote.
Many other celebrities spoke of their grief and grief after the French capital came under attack on Friday, resulting in the deaths of around 129 people. Gunmen targeted a concert at the Bataclan theatre and restaurants outside the Stade de France where the country's football team was playing against Germany.
As an act of solidarity many famous monuments around the world were lit up in red, white and blue, the colours of the French flag. Meanwhile, Prince William has confirmed that he will attend the England v France match on Tuesday in a show of "solidarity to the French".