Friday 24 November 2017

Family pays tribute to 'radiant' Frenchman killed in London Bridge terror attack

Alexandre Pigeard, 26, who was killed in the London Bridge terror attack (Met Police/PA)
Alexandre Pigeard, 26, who was killed in the London Bridge terror attack (Met Police/PA)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A RESTAURANT worker killed in the London Bridge attack was “a marvellous son, a perfect older brother and a radiant young man”, his family has said.

Frenchman Alexandre Pigeard, 26, was living and working in the capital and was one of eight people killed in the atrocity.

He was stabbed while working on the terrace of the restaurant at Borough Market where he had been an employee for nine months.

A statement released by Scotland Yard on behalf of Mr Pigeard’s family said: “Alexandre Pigeard, born on 29 July 1990 in Paris, died on Saturday 3 June 2017 in London.

“He was killed during the terrorist attack at Borough Market. One of the killers fatally stabbed him whilst he was working on the terrace of the restaurant where he had been an employee for nine months.

“Alexandre was a marvellous son, a perfect older brother and a radiant young man, much loved by all who had the good fortune to meet him. All his friends praised his kindness, his good humour and his generosity. Alexandre was passionate about electronic music and a member of Club 808, a group of DJs based in Caen (Calvados).

The victims of the London Bridge attack,from top left: Alexandre Pigeard, Sébastien Bélanger, Christine Archibald, Xavier Thomas, Sarah Zelenak, James McMullan, Ignacio Echeverría and Kirsty Boden
The victims of the London Bridge attack,from top left: Alexandre Pigeard, Sébastien Bélanger, Christine Archibald, Xavier Thomas, Sarah Zelenak, James McMullan, Ignacio Echeverría and Kirsty Boden

“The family only wish to communicate the information contained in this statement. They ask the media to fully respect their time to grieve and to cease all morbid and inappropriate inquiries regarding this tragically cruel and unjust loss.”

Press Association

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