A BOOK of condolence has been opened at the church Paris murder victim Nick Alexander attended.

It was started at St Andrew’s Church, Weeley, today.

Hundreds of people, including Nick’s musical heroes, have been paying tribute to him during the past week after he died during the French massacres.

Gazette: Nick Alexander died in the Bataclan massacre in Paris (Foreign & Commonwealth Office /PA)

The book will be available for the public and the congregation to pay their respects.

During the past week candles have been lit in his memory at the church off Clacton Road.

His parents Barry and Sheelagh are regular churchgoers.

The Rev David Newman, speaking after news of Mr Alexander’s death was confirmed, said: “The Alexander family are a long-standing and well-respected family here.

“I have known Nick for over 20 years, he attended the church when he came to visit his parents.

“He was a good kindly person, I am sure that everybody who knew him will have been a better person for knowing him.

“Everybody is in shock and grief for the pointless loss of life.”

Mr Alexander, 36, was shot to death at the Bataclan theatre in Paris on Friday, November 13.

The merchandise manager was working with band Eagles of Death Metal and was one of 89 killed in that venue during the terrorist attacks.

Lead singer Jesse Hughes, 43, speaking to Vice News, has revealed the horror of what happened.

He said fans hiding in their dressing room were slaughtered with one surviving by hiding under a leather jacket.

Vice released a 55-second clip of an interview by its founder Shane Smith with Hughes and band co-founder Josh Homme, the frontman of Queens of the Stone Age, ahead of the full interview being released on www.vice.com next week.

Mr Hughes said: "Several people hid in our dressing room and the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them, except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket.

"People were playing dead and they were so scared - a great reason so many were killed was because so many people wouldn't leave their friends. So many people put themselves in front of people."