-- 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.
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."
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.