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Paris attacks victims: Mostly young, from all walks of life

A Chilean mother and her daughter, cut down in a concert hall while the daughter's 5-year-old son survived. A young Italian woman, separated from her boyfriend and friends when the concert erupted in chaos.

A young woman who had marched in Paris earlier this year in defiance after the deadly attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo. Another woman, a music lover, whose family's frantic night of phone calls ended with a confirmation from Paris police.

They were among the latest victims named as officials on Sunday continued the heavy task of identifying the 129 people killed in Friday night's coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris.

The attacks targeted "youth in all its diversity," French President Francois Hollande said Monday, and the victims were of 19 different nationalities. Among the confirmed dead:

- Nick Alexander, 36, of Colchester, England, who was working at the Bataclan concert hall selling merchandise for the performing band, Eagles of Death Metal. "Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle, he was everyone's best friend - generous, funny and fiercely loyal," his family said in a statement. "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."

- Thomas Ayad, 32, producer manager for Mercury Music Group and a music buff who was killed at the Bataclan. In his hometown, Amiens, he was an avid follower of the local field hockey team. Lucian Grainge - the chairman of Universal Music Group, which owns Mercury Music - said the loss was "an unspeakably appalling tragedy," in a Saturday note to employees provided to the Los Angeles Times.

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- Maxime Bouffard, 26, of Le Coux, Aquitaine, France, was a filmmaker with an education from BTS Audiovisuel Biarritz-Bayonne. According to his LinkedIn, Bouffard was trained in screenwriting, post-production, and film directing. Judging from his Facebook page, he was also an avid music fan.

On July 30, 2015, he posted an article with the headline, "Eagles Of Death Metal say new album is 'as sexy as Brad Pitt meets Antonio Banderas' - watch." Less than four months later, he died at their concert in the Bataclan.

Maxime Bouffard YouTube

- Elodie Breuil, 23, a design student. Her brother, Alexis, confirmed his younger sister's death to Time magazine. He said she had gone to the Bataclan concert hall with about a half-dozen friends. The friends scattered in the shooting. Alexis told the magazine that his sister and mother had marched in Paris after the attack early this year on the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. "They did it to show their support," he said.

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Elodie Breuil, 23, is seen in this undated handout picture taken from Facebook. Reuters via Facebook

- Ciprian Calciu, 32, and Lacramioara Pop, 29, were among the millions of Romanians who have migrated West in recent years in search of better-paid jobs. The dream of a better life took them separately to Paris, where they met, became a couple and had a son, Kevin, now 18 months old. They died at the Belle Equipe restaurant where they were celebrating a friend's birthday, said Calciu's cousin, Ancuta Iuliana Calciu.

"They weren't even sure what restaurant to go to. There was another one about 250 meters (yards) away they wanted to go to," she added.

Calciu repaired elevators and Pop, who had an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, worked in a bar.

Lacramioara Pop, 29, of Romania, is seen in this undated photo taken from her personal Facebook page. Reuters

"I'm so glad they didn't take their son that night," Calciu's cousin said Tuesday. Flowers and candles appeared at the gate of Pop's family home in the small village of Coas in far northwestern Romania, while in Tulcea, an eastern port at the end of the 1,780-mile River Danube, there was a memorial service on Monday at the church where Kevin had been baptized.

Ionut Ciprian Calciu, 32, of Romania is seen in this undated photo taken from his personal Facebook page. Reuters

- Guillame Decherf, 43, a writer who covered rock music for the French culture magazine Les Inrocks. He was at the Eagles of Death Metal concert, having written about the band's latest album.

A fellow music journalist, Thomas Mafrouche, often saw Decherf at concerts and was supposed to meet him Sunday. In a Facebook message to The Associated Press, Mafrouche said Decherf was extremely proud of his two young daughters. "I'm thinking about their pain, about their father, whom they will miss terribly," he wrote. Laurence Faure with the Hard Force heavy metal website, to which Decherf contributed, said Decherf was appreciated for his humor and kindness. "He didn't have an ego problem," she wrote.

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- Asta Diakite, cousin of French midfielder Lassana Diarra, who played against Germany in Friday's soccer match at Stade de France, during which three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the stadium Friday night. Diarra, who is Muslim, posted a moving message on Twitter after his cousin was killed in the shootings, saying that "She was like a big sister to me." He added: "It is important for all of us who represent our country and its diversity to stay united against a horror which has no color, no religion. Stand together for love, respect and peace."

Asta Diakite Instagram

- Elif Dogan, 28, a Turkish-born Belgian national. Her father, Kemal Dogan, said she lived in Belgium but made monthly business trips to Paris. She was staying at an apartment near the concert hall, but he told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency that she was not at Friday's concert and he was not sure where his daughter died. He said her death was confirmed by Belgian officials. He said his daughter had been involved in charity work since her school days, distributing food to the poor or teaching French in Nigeria.

- Fabrice Dubois, who worked with the publicity agency Publicis Conseil. The agency said in a statement on Facebook that he was killed at the concert hall and that "the entire agency is upset. He was a very great man in every sense of the word. Our thoughts are with his family, his wife, his children, his friends, those with whom he worked."

Fabrice Dubois of France, is seen in this undated photo. Reuters

- Gregory Fosse, 28, of Gambais, France, died at the Bataclan concert hall. He worked for the D17 television station. The company put out a statement saying, "We all knew his kindness, his special smile, and his passion for music," according to the Liberation newspaper.

Gambais Mayor Régis Bizeau said the community was "deeply shaken," according to the "toutes les nouvelles" news website.

- Alberto Gonzalez Garrido, 29, of Madrid, who was at the Bataclan concert. The Spanish state broadcaster TVE said Gonzalez Garrido was an engineer, living in France with his wife, also an engineer. They both were at the concert, but became separated amid the mayhem.

Juan Alberto Gonzalez Garrido LinkedIn

- Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, a senior at California State University, Long Beach. The university said Gonzalez, from El Monte, California, was attending Strate College of Design in Paris during a semester abroad program. Gonzalez was in the Petit Cambodge restaurant with another Long Beach State student when she was fatally shot, Cal State officials said in a news conference Saturday.

Her mother, Beatriz Gonzalez, said Nohemi graduated early from high school early and couldn't wait to go to college. "She was very independent since she was little," she said. Design professor Michael LaForte said Gonzalez stood out at the California university. "She was a shining star, and she brought joy, happiness, laughter to everybody she worked with and her students, her classmates."

"She wanted to have a career and a family," her mother told CBS News' Mireya Villarreal.

Her boyfriend posted on Instagram: "I lost the most important person in my life. She was my best friend and she will always be my angel forever."

- On their wedding day in 2013, Anne and Pierre-Yves Guyomard struck the mayor of their Paris suburb, Emmanuel Lamy, as a couple "full of life and hope," Lamy recalled to the French newspaper Le Parisien.

Two and a half years later, their community, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, would be holding a moment of silence this week for them and others killed in Friday's attacks in Paris. Among the crowd at the Bataclan, the Guyomards were particularly steeped in music.

Pierre-Yves, 32, taught film scoring at a technical institute, and Anne, 29, had studied music before going to work at a child-care center, according to Le Parisien. The two had lived for a time on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion, where Anne Guyomard's family told news outlet L'Info they had spent an agonizing day and a half wondering about the couple's fate, calling unanswered phones and appealing for word of the two via Facebook, before being told they had been killed.

Anne was "the daughter I would wish on all parents - one who's attentive, one who's full of life," and she loved children and people in general, brother-in-law Chris Hamer told L'Info. Pierre, meanwhile, was "an encyclopedia of music." "Their shared pleasure was music," Hamer wrote on his Facebook page.

Anne Guyomard, 29, of France is seen in this undated photo taken from social media. Reuters

- Raphael Hilz, a 28-year-old architect originally from the southern German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, was one of two German victims of the attacks, killed at a restaurant near his office. Hilz had been working for six months in Paris in the international firm of architect Renzo Piano, his uncle told the Suedtirol News. The firm told The Associated Press that they were "very sad to confirm that one of our colleagues of German nationality" died in the Friday attacks. They said two other colleagues, from Mexico and Ireland, were injured but were now doing well.

- Mathieu Hoche, 38, a cameraman for France24 news channel, also killed at the concert. A friend, Antoine Rousseay, tweeted about how passionately Hoche loved rock 'n' roll. Gerome Vassilacos, who worked with Hoche, told the AP that his colleague was fun, easygoing and great to work with. "Even though he laughed easily and joked around, he worked hard."

Hoche had a 9-year-old son whom he had custody of every other weekend, so he lived a bit of a bachelor lifestyle, Vassilacos said. He and Hoche would go out for beers and chat up women, and Vassilacos said he recently thought they should hang out more often because they had so much in common.

Mathieu Hoche of France is seen in this undated photo taken via social media. Reuters

- Djamila Houd, 41, of Paris, originally from the town of Dreux, southwest of the capital. The newspaper serving Dreux - L'Echo Republicain - said Houd was killed at a cafe on the rue de Charrone in Paris. According to Facebook posts from grieving friends, she had worked for Isabel Marant, a prestigious Paris-based ready-to-wear house.

Djamila Houd, 41, of France, is seen in this undated photo taken via social media. Reuters

- Mohamed Amine Ibnolmobarak, 29, was an architect of Moroccan descent who studied and worked in Paris. He was killed at the Le Carillon restaurant in Paris while dining there with his new wife, according to a Facebook posting by his cousin Akram Benmbarek of San Diego.

The wife, Maya Nemeta, was shot three times and was in critical condition at the hospital, the cousin wrote. Ibnolmobarak was born in Rabat, Morocco, and had come to France to complete his university studies. Jean Attali, his professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris Malaquais, where Ibnolmobarak also taught, wrote on Facebook that his young colleague was a "Muslim intellectual" whose thesis diploma focused on the pilgrimage to Mecca.

"Amine had found his place in our school and in the exercise of his profession of architect," Attali wrote. "Many of us... hoped for a great future for him." The young architect had co-founded a cultural association focused on cities called New South.

This month, the group's work - including that of Mr. Ibnolmobarak - was exhibited at the Galerie du CROUS in Paris. On its Facebook page, New South wrote a tribute to Ibnolmobarak: "His research process, based on intelligence, tolerance and love could not have been a better legacy against terror."

Amine Ibnolmobarak Facebook

- Michelli Gil Jaimez, of Tuxpan in the Mexican state of Veracruz, had studied at a business school in Lyons, France, and was currently living in Paris. She also held Spanish citizenship. She had just gotten engaged to her Italian boyfriend, according to her Facebook page. Mexican officials did not give her age or say where she was killed.

On November 14, 2015, her fiancé, seen in the below photo, changed his Facebook status to read, "I love you my love. Rest in peace."

Michelli Gil Jaimez Facebook

- Marie Lausch, 23, and Mathias Dymarski, 22, of Metz, France, moved to Paris together in 2014. Marie did PR for an American beauty products manufacturer, called Coty. Mathias was a BMX rider. His Facebook photos show him doing high-flying tricks at skateparks across Europe.

Clara Regigny, a friend of the couple, posted to Twitter several times on Nov. 13, 2015, looking for information on their whereabouts. She posted numerous photos with the hashtag #rechercheParis, in the hopes that someone might spot them. The next morning, however, Regigny tweeted the somber news:

"The search is over, I have no words, only tears. Marie and Mathias have both left us."

Marie Lausch, 23, and Mathias Dymarski Facebook

- Marion Lieffrig-Petard was one of three Sorbonne students killed in the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015. She was working toward her masters degree in musicology, and had just returned from a year abroad, studying in Barcelona, where she was immersed in Spanish and Catalan. She had a passion for musical journeys in the Mediterranean, and was among the victims of Rue Bichat, the school said in a statement.

Marion Lieffrig-Petard Instagram

- Cédric Mauduit, director of modernization of the French department of Calvados. The department issued a statement announcing his death at the concert hall, saying that Mauduit "found it a joy to share this concert with his five friends" and said the sadness of those who knew him was "immense." Anyone who worked with Mauduit, the statement said, could appreciate both his skills and his humanity.

- Fanny Minot went straight from her job at a TV newsmagazine show to the Bataclan on Friday night. By Sunday, the show's host, Ali Baddou, would be mourning her death on-air.

Minot, 29, was an editor at the show, "Le Supplement." Artistic and free-spirited, she enjoyed making independent movies - and above all, enjoyed new experiences, her friend Stephen Fox told The Associated Press. He got to know Minot purely by chance, when she and a friend of hers were traveling in the U.S. about four years ago and came to stay with him and his then-roommate, courtesy of a free-stay website for self-declared couch-surfers. Despite their different backgrounds, the guys from Shelbyville, Kentucky, and their visitors from France became such fast friends that the travelers stayed two extra days, and then the hosts drove six hours to Memphis, Tennessee, to spend another day with them. And a few months later, Fox went to France to visit Minot over New Year's Eve.

"She was such a loving, compassionate person, with such an adventurous view on life," said Fox, 27, who credits her energetic outlook with inspiring him to get his post-college life in gear by going to nursing school. "She was a very motivated, hardworking person, and she just loved life."

Over the years, they stayed in touch, speaking by Skype every few months. But perhaps the memory that most sears his mind is of their goodbye at the airport in Paris. "We just stood there in silence, realizing it was going to be a long time before we saw each other again, and we said, 'We're not saying goodbye - we're saying: Until the next time,'" he recalled. "Which now kind of hurts, because that's taken away."

Fanny Minot, 29, of France, in an undated photo takenfrom social media. Reuter

- Marie Mosser's love of music brought her to the Bataclan concert hall where she died. The 24-year-old from the French city of Nancy worked for the label Universal Music, according to the "20 minutes" news website. Mosser's Twitter profile said she worked in communication and digital marketing.

Pascal Negre, president of Universal Music France, tweeted over her death and that of two other victims: "The Universal Music family is in mourning." Mosser's father is a manager in Nancy city government, "20 minutes" reported.

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Marie Mosser, in an unconfirmed photo taken from her Twitter page Twitter user @mariemosser

- Bertrand Navarret, 37, lived in the southern French community of Capbreton near the Spanish border and was just spending a few days in Paris with friends. They decided to take in a rock concert - where Navarret was killed at Bataclan hall. Starting on a family career path in law, Navarret had given it up for a new life in Canada, where he learned to work with wood. He eventually returned to France with new skills and remade himself as a carpenter and avid snowboarder, according to the Liberation news website.

- Aurélie de Peretti, 33. Her father, Jean-Marie, and older sister, Delphine, confirmed her death to Time magazine after a call from Paris police. Delphine said her sister had posted on Facebook that she was going to the Bataclan on Friday night, and she said she posted a joking response "saying 'enjoy your great evening listening to that crap music.'" While Delphine lives in London, Aurélie had stayed closer to their hometown of Saint Tropez in the south of France and worked at a beach resort in the summer. "I left 13 years ago, and yet somehow we got closer and closer over the years," her sister said.

Aurélie de Peretti Facebook

- Caroline Prénat, 24, lived in Lyon, France, and was a former student at the Ecole de Conde in Nice. According to a statement by her alma mater on Facebook, she died alongside friends in the Bataclan.

Caroline Prénat Facebook

- Sebastien Proisy, 38, had launched a promising career in international business consulting that would never be fully realized. He died at a restaurant along Bichat street in Paris during the terrorist attacks when he was shot in the back, according to the Liberation newspaper website.

He was at a business dinner and accompanied someone at the table who wanted to take a smoke outside, according to his great uncle Daniel Senecaut, who was quoted by the La Voix du Nord news website. Proisy had studied political science and later went to Florida with his Bulgarian wife and son. On their return, they settled in Noisy-Le-Grand on the outskirts of Paris, as the family told it.

Proisy also served in staff positions at the European parliament in Bruxelles. In the past year, he had gone into business in consulting for the Airbus Group. He had also worked as an executive for a company promoting French agribusiness abroad and another business doing market research in Iran and Central Asia, according to his LinkedIn profile.

"He was very brilliant," La Voix du Nord quoted his grand aunt Jeanne Broutin as saying. She and Senecaut described their grandnephew as kind and charming, but also a workaholic.

- Patricia San Martin Nunez, 61, a Chilean exile, and her daughter, Elsa Veronique Delplace San Martin, 35. They were attending the concert at the Bataclan with Elsa's 5-year-old son, who Chilean officials say survived. San Martin Nunez had been exiled from Chile during the dictatorship of Gen Augusto Pinochet, and her daughter was born in France.

In a statement, Chile's Foreign Ministry described them as the niece and grandniece of Chile's ambassador to Mexico, Ricardo Nunez. "They were taken hostage, and so far we know they were killed in a cold and brutal manner," Nunez told Radio Cooperativa on Saturday. He said two people with them escaped alive.

- Francois-Xavier Prevost, 29, was head of advertising at the French advertising agency LocalMedia and also worked recently for another communications company, Havas Media Group. He died at the attack on the Bataclan theater, according to Yannick Bolloré, the Havas Group CEO who mourned the young worker and several others via Twitter.Prevost had also spent some time in the United States.

The University of North Texas said Prévost had been an exchange student at UNT in the fall of 2007. And the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a pro soccer team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, said Prevost interned with the team in the summer of 2009.

Francois Xavier Prevost, 29,of France, is seen in this undated photo taken from social media. Reuters

- Valentin Ribet, 26, a lawyer with the Paris office of the international law firm Hogan Lovell, who was killed in the Bataclan.

Ribet received a master of laws degree from the London School of Economics in 2014, and earlier did postgraduate work at the Sorbonne university in Paris. His law firm said he worked on the litigation team, specializing in white collar crime. "He was a talented lawyer, extremely well liked, and a wonderful personality in the office," the firm said.

Valentin Ribet Valentin Ribet via LinkedIn

- Kheireddine Sahbi, 29, was an Algerian violinist who had come to Paris to perfect his art at the Paris-Sorbonne university. According to an announcement by the school, Sahbi was enrolled in the Masters of Ethnomusicology program and was involved in the university's traditional music ensemble. The school says Sahbi died while returning home in the 10th arrondissement, where terrorists attacked a restaurant.

The young violinist was born on the outskirts of Algiers, the capital of Algeria, and was widely known as Didine. Mr. Sahbi's friend from Algeria Fayçal Oulebsir posted on his Facebook page: "Didine, my friend... You left us too young, dying in Paris so far away from us, taking with you your joy of living and so many hopes."

- Lola Salines of Paris, a young editor at Editions First-Gründ, died at the Bataclan concert hall. Her father Georges Salines and brother Clément Salines took to social media after the attacks to launch a desperate search for Lola, who did not respond to their calls.

The family later posted on Twitter and Facebook that authorities had confirmed Salines, 28, was one of the victims. The young woman also was a member of a Parisian roller derby league called 'La Boucherie de Paris.' Her team name was Josie Ozzbourne, #109, according to the group's Facebook page.

Lola Salines Facebook

- Valeria Solesin, 28, an Italian-born doctoral student at the Sorbonne. She had lived in Paris for several years and had gone to the concert at the Bataclan with her boyfriend. They lost track of each other as they tried to escape. Her mother, Luciana Milani, told reporters in Venice, "We will miss her very much, and she will be missed, I can also say, by our country. People like this are important."

Solesin had been working at the Sorbonne as a researcher while completing her doctorate. While at a university in Italy, Solesin had worked as a volunteer for the Italian humanitarian aid group Emergency. "It is tragic that a person so young, who is trying to understand the world and to be a help, find herself involved in such a terrible event," said Emergency regional coordinator in Trento, Fabrizio Tosini.

- Hannover-born art critic Fabian Stech was among the victims killed at the Bataclan club. The 51-year-old, who had been living in France since 1994, taught in Dijon at a private art school and worked for the German art magazine Kunstforum International, the magazine said in a condolence notice on its website. He leaves behind a wife and two children, the magazine said.

"That Fabian had to die such a horrible and unnecessary death makes our pain and grief unbearable," his family in Germany said in a statement published in the Hannoverische Allgemeine newspaper. "Together with his children and his wife, we miss Fabian. He was a great person."

- Luis Felipe Zschoche Valle, 33, a Chilean-born resident of Paris. Chile's Foreign Ministry said he had lived in Paris for eight years with his French wife and was killed at the Bataclan, where he had gone with his wife. He was a musician and member of the rock group Captain Americano.

Some governments announced that their citizens had been killed, without giving names. Germany's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a German man was killed. The Paris correspondent for German public broadcaster ARD, Mathias Werth, wrote on Twitter that the man had been sitting on the terrace of a cafe when he was killed. Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said a Swedish citizen was killed. Mexico's government said another of its citizens, a woman who held dual Mexican-U.S. citizenship, was killed.

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