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11 November 2016, 06:10
The family of Nick Alexander, the Briton killed in last November's Paris terror attacks, say they will return to the scene of his death only "when the time is right''.
The 35-year-old was among 89 people murdered by Islamic State fanatics in the Bataclan theatre in the French capital.
A concert celebrating his life has been organised in London for Tuesday, to mark a year since the massacre, and will feature music from the likes of Supergrass's Gaz Coombes, Travis frontman Fran Healy and rockers Maximo Park, as well as special guest appearances to be confirmed on the night.
Speaking to the Press Association ahead of the gig, named A Peaceful Noise, Mr Alexander's sister Zoe said: "We've been back to Paris, we haven't been to the Bataclan but we will be going at some point.
"I think it's important that we go, for closure and to support live music.
"It's important on a personal level and a more expanded level that the industry must continue, live music must go on, and we will not be cowed by what's happened.
"It's important for us to stand by the other families in Paris too who went through what we went through.''
Mr Alexander, who was originally from Colchester in Essex but was living in London before his death, was a roadie with US band the Eagles Of Death Metal when three terrorists stormed the 150-year-old Bataclan.
The concert, being held in his honour at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, has been supported by the likes of radio presenters Dermot O'Leary and Lauren Laverne, and American bands such as the Scissor Sisters.