Paris is on Justin Bieber’s mind, especially since he lost someone close to him during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks. In a heartfelt message of sadness and love, Justin wished he could have ‘more time’ with his friend, before reminding everyone to ‘appreciate people while you have them.’
Justin Bieber, 21, has joined the many grieving over the lost of over 100 people murdered by terrorists during the Paris attacks. Justin revealed that he lost someone close to him during the killings and he paid tribute to this friend by saying they were “appreciated and missed.”
“Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy,” Justin wrote in a note posted to his Twitter on Nov. 16. Justin’s friend was among the 129 reported dead at the end of the horrific night of attacks. “He was part of the team for years and I wish I would’ve had more time to thank him.”
“Made sure to appreciate people while you have them,” Justin reminded his fans and followers, before he showed gratitude to his late friend. “Thanks, Thomas, for everything you did for me. You are appreciated and missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.”
Justin’s tweet came after his passionate speech at the HALO Awards, where he asked for a moment of silence to honor the people of Paris. Many others paid tribute to those slain by these attacks. SNL opened with a touching monologue, while the NFL observed a moment of silence before all its games.
The Vamps memorialized the two members of their team were who were shot and killed at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan music venue. The band shared pictures of Marie Mosser and Tomas Ayad, members of the Universal Music Group in France. “We want to pass on our deepest condolences to [Tomas and Marie’s] families and friends,” the Vamps wrote on Facebook, while Vamps guitarist James McVey called the killings “incomprehensible.”
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 17, 2015
Though the Eagles of Death Metal were able to escape from the shooting, one of their crew was not so lucky. Nick Alexander, the band’s merch manager, was shot dead by the terrorists. His girlfriend, Polina Buckley, posted a loving tribute to him, saying that he will “always be the love of my life.”
Our thoughts and support continues to go out to the families and friends of those affected by this horrible tragedy.
— Jason Brow