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Paris Attacks: Universal Music Group Executive & Eagles Of Death Metal Merchandise Manager Among Those Killed At Le Bataclan Concert Hall

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This is so sad.

On Friday, Paris was rocked by a series of terror attacks that left over 120 people dead. Tragically, on Saturday, Universal Music Group confirmed that France music executive Thomas Ayad was among those killed after gunmen opened fire and held hostages at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at Le Bataclan.

Related: Foo Fighters Cancel The Rest Of Their European Tour After Paris Attacks

The band is a Universal artist, and the 34-year-old served as an international producer manager for Mercury Records. UMG CEO Lucian Grainge issued a statement about Thomas' untimely passing, writing:

"At this point, we have confirmed that Thomas Ayad, an international product manager for Mercury Records lost his life in the attack on the theater. This is an unspeakably appalling tragedy. 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. Today is a dark day. We are a family. Let's support one another as we grapple with the weight of this darkness."

Over the weekend, it was also confirmed that the Eagles of Death Metal's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, was also killed in the horrific incident.

The 36-year-old's family released a statement, saying:

"It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night. Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle; he was everyone's best friend – generous, funny and fiercely loyal. Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world. Thank you for your thoughts and respect for our family at this difficult time. Peace and light."

The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney had worked with Nick in the past, and remembered to Rolling Stone:

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Heart Has Been Inducted Into The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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First Heart was Crazy on You, but now they are crazy on the Hollywood Boulevard.

The iconic female rock band that has sold over 30 million records around the world and scored 20 Top 40 singles was inaugurated into the Walk of Fame on Tuesday.

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson were joined by members of their band, along with actress Rita Wilson and two members from Alice In Chains to (finally) receive their star which will forever cement them in Hollywood history!

In case you've been living in an alternate reality and never heard the magical music created by the Wilson sisters, enjoy These DreamsAFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Mike Starr Mixing Medications Before His Passing.

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Truly heartbreaking.

Mike Starr, the Alice In Chains bass player who was tragically found dead yesterday, was reportedly mixing methadone and anxiety medications only hours before his passing.

According to his roommate, the musician was using methadone recently in an effort to get sober, but had also been taking anxiety meds to battle issues resulting from an arrest last month.

He reveals:

"Mike was a beautiful person who was fighting to stay sober…I am going to miss him greatly."

So unbelievably sad. We guess as hard as he tried, he never could overcome his addictions.

Our thoughts stay with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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Alice In Chains/Celebrity Rehab's Mike Starr Found Dead

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So sad.

Yesterday, former Alice In Chains bassist/Celebrity Rehab participant Mike Starr was found dead in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Here's what Salt Lake City police Sgt. Shawn Josephson had to say about it:

“The cause and manner of death are going to be determined by the medical examiner’s office."

Such a tragedy! He was only 44 years old!

Our thoughts go out to Mike's family, friends, peers, and loyal fans everywhere.

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Ex Celeb Rehab Rocker Mike Starr Arrested On Drug Charges

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We wonder what Dr. Drew has to say about this.

Former bassist of Alice in Chains Mike Starr was arrested on Thursday for alleged drug possession in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The rocker was a patient on the third season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab. In fact, he appeared clean and sober on the most recent season and spoke to the current patients about getting clean after the show finished filming.

It's uncertain what kind of drugs Mike had in his possession at the time of his arrest, however he's still in jail being held on a $20,000 bond.

It's really unfortunate it had to go down like this. We hope Mike is willing to go back to rehab and gets back on the road to getting clean again.

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