The world is still reeling from the terrorist attacks that happened in Paris on Friday night. At least 128 people were killed, and it was revealed yesterday that among the victims was a Universal Music Group executive named Thomas Ayad.
Thomas was an international product manager for Universal’s Mercury Records label. He was attending the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan theater Friday night when the shootings broke out. He was one of the 89 people killed at the Bataclan that night.
Thomas undoubtedly touched many lives at Universal Music Group, and among those he came to know are Justin Bieber and Keith Richards. The Biebs posted the following heartfelt tweet yesterday in remembrance of Thomas after it was confirmed that he was one of the victims.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 17, 2015
“Make sure to appreciate people while you have them,” Bieber wrote. Life is so, so fragile, but it often becomes hard to remember this in day-to-day life. Never take your loved ones for granted.
Keith Richards also posted a touching picture of him and Thomas to his Instagram.
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Thomas Ayad. Words cannot express the horror of what happened in Paris. I am horrified by the tragic events that took place in Paris last Friday night,” Keith wrote in the caption field. This is devastating. Thoughts go out to Thomas Ayad’s family and friends.
Hug your loved ones today, folks. Life is too precious.