AN INQUEST hearing into the death of a Briton killed in the Paris attacks will begin today.
Nick Alexander was in the Bataclan theatre when Islamic State gunmen stormed the building midway during a concert last year.
The 35-year-old, from Colchester, Essex, had been selling merchandise for the popular US rock band Eagles of Death Metal.
The concert hall was among several public places in the French capital – including the Stade de France – targeted by ISIS on November 13.
The inquest into Mr Alexander's tragic death was opened and adjourned in Chelmsford on November 27.
A coroner heard Mr Alexander – the only Briton killed in the attacks – died from gunshot wounds to his stomach and chest.
Caroline Beasley-Murray told Chelmsford Coroner's Court: "The court realises what a dreadful time this is for [his family]."
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes broke down recalling Mr Alexander's death in an interview shortly after horrific massacre.
He said Mr Alexander did not call for help after being shot "because he didn't want anyone else to get hurt".
Mr Hughes, whose band best known for 2008 hit Wannabe in LA, said: "Nick stayed quiet and never called for help until he bled out."
Mr Alexander's parents paid tribute to him soon after his death, saying: "Words cannot express the sadness we feel at the loss of our precious Nick."
Barry and Sheelagh Alexander added: "We will get through this with the love and strength of our beloved family, friends and colleagues.
"The outpouring of love from around the world has been a great comfort to us and makes us even more proud to have had Nick as our son."