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Justin Bieber Mourns Friend He Lost In Paris Attacks Before Heating Up The Today Show Stage — Watch!

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Temperatures may be dropping in New York City, but Justin Bieber heated up Rockefeller Plaza on Wednesday for his Today show concert takeover!

Hot off the release of his new Purpose album, the Sorry singer performed his new hits for hundreds of screaming fans — but not before taking a moment to discuss something serious.

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On stage, the 21-year-old talked to Matt Lauer about the Paris terror attacks, and mourned the loss of his colleague Thomas Ayad, who was killed at the Bataclan Theater on Friday.

He said:

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Paris Attacks: Justin Bieber & Kylie Minogue Pen Heartfelt Messages To Late Music Industry Vets Who Died In Terrorist Strike

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This is just so sad.

On Monday, Justin Bieber took to Twitter to mourn the loss of his friend and Universal Music Group executive Thomas Ayad who died during the attacks in Paris last week.

Related: Celebrities React To The Paris Attacks

The pop star posted:

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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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R.I.P.

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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