Days after at least 129 were killed in terror attacks that left the French capital of Paris shaken and stunned, the identities of the deceased are beginning to become public, revealing how a young and international crowd were the primary victims.
The attacks occurred in a Paris neighborhood popular with young people. People from 19 different countries were killed in attacks Friday night, according to French President Francois Hollande.
Among the dead are a U.S. college student, a music journalist enjoying a concert and a news cameraman.
Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was a senior at California State University Long Beach but was attending Strate College of Design in Paris. The student was enjoying her time aboard, her family told ABC News.
"She was happy, excited," her stepfather Jose Hernandez said. "She was having the time of her life" studying in France.
"When she wanted to do something, she committed herself to what she wanted to do," he said.
Mathieu Hoche, 37, was a French camera technician at France 24, an English-language news channel in Paris. The father of a 6-year-old son, Hoche was reportedly killed while at the Bataclan Concert Hall, according to France 24.
Nick Alexander, 36, was a British merchandiser working for the U.S. band Eagles of Death Metal when he was killed Friday, according to ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Alexander was originally from Colchester, England. Musicians who worked with Alexander took to social media to mourn his loss.
Patrick Carney, the drummer for the band The Black Keys, remembered Alexander as one of the "most sweetest" people he had worked with.
"My thoughts are with everyone affected by the attacks that happened yesterday in Paris," Carney wrote on Facebook. "One in particular Nick Alexander. He was killed yesterday. He had done quite a bit of touring with us as our European Merch man. He was one of the sweetest most pleasant guys to be around."
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the attacks that happened yesterday in Paris. I had quite a few friends who were at the Bataclan. One in particular Nick Alexander. He was killed yesterday. He had done quite a bit of touring with us as our European Merch man. He was one of the sweetest most pleasant guys to be around. Sending my love to everyone who knew him and especially his family.
Guillaume Decherf, 43, was a French music journalist who worked at Les Inrocks. He wrote an album review of the Eagles of Death Metal's newest album and was at the concert when attackers shot into the crowd. He is survived by two daughters.
"All the newspaper is shocked by his death. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones," read a translated statement from Les Inrocks.
Fabrice Dubois, of France, was listed as one of the victims by his employer on Facebook. Dubois was reported to be a longtime employee at the Publicis Conseil advertising agency and leaves behind a wife and children. He was at the Bataclan concert hall during the attack, according to Publicis Conseil on Facebook.
"Our thoughts are with his family, his wife, his children, his friends, those with which he worked," the agency said in a translated statement.
Asta Diakite was killed during the attacks, according to her cousin Lassana Diarra, a French soccer player. The athlete wrote a moving post on Twitter about his cousin after learning of her death.
"She was like a big sister to me," he said in a translated post on Twitter. "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."
Diarra was playing against Germany at the time of the attack and both the athletes and audience could hear two suicide bombings go off near the stadium during the game.
Valentin Ribet of Paris, France, was an associate at Hogan Lovells law firm according to his Linkedin page. He was a graduate of the London School of Economics, who announced he was killed in the Paris attacks on Twitter.
Lucie Dietrich, was also killed in the attacks according to a post from her brother Emmanuel Dietrich. On Facebook, Emmanuel said he was creating a limited-edition watch to honor his sister.
"Things changed dramatically this past Friday the 13th as barbarians shot down my little sister Lucie in the streets of Paris," Dietrich wrote. "I will produce a limited edition of 13 pieces in her memory. They will be uniquely for my family and close friends. I do not want to do business with our pain."
Hugo Sarrade, 23, was also killed in the attacks according to his father Stephane Sarrade. Writing on Twitter, Sarrade's father said his son died at the Bataclan concert hall.
"My son Hugo is assassinated at the Bataclan," Stephane Sarrade said on Twitter. "The cowards who kill children our humanity will not win."
Mon fils Hugo est mort assassiné au Bataclan. Les lâches qui tuent les enfants notre humanité ne gagnerons pas. https://t.co/4Iqu0VGVU6— Stéphane Sarrade (@SSarrade) November 16, 2015
Nearly 30 victims remain unidentified. Loved ones are tweeting heartbreaking photos and descriptions of relatives reported to be missing using the Twitter hashtag #SearchParis.
One distraught father, looking for his missing daughter, confronted French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and pleaded for answers.
“I haven’t had any news of my daughter,” he said. “I don’t even know where she is.”