Justin Bieber Writes Moving Message About Friend Killed in Paris Attacks

Universal Music Group executive Thomas Ayad had worked on Justin's team.

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On Monday night, Justin Bieber wrote a heartfelt message on Twitter in memory of his friend Thomas Ayad, the Universal Music Group executive who was killed in the attack on the Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday. "Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy," Justin said, noting that Ayad worked on his team for years. "Make sure to appreciate people while you have them. Thanks Thomas for everything you did for me. You are appreciated and missed." 

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Over the weekend, UMG chairman and CEO confirmed Ayad's death in a letter to employees. "This is an unspeakably appalling tragedy," the letter read, via The Wrap (opens in new tab). "I cannot even begin to express the depth of my sorrow.  On behalf of everyone here at UMG, we extend our most profound sympathies to his parents and all of his friends and family." Ayad was 34.

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Eliza Thompson
Eliza Thompson

I’m the senior entertainment editor at Cosmopolitan.com, which means my DVR is always 98 percent full. I love romance novels, bourbon, and canceling plans so I can watch Lost for the 50th time.