"Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy," Bieber shared on Twitter.
Bieber, 21, shared a touching tribute to Ayad on Monday with a special dedication on Twitter.
“Still thinking about Paris and my friend Thomas that we lost in the tragedy. He was a part of the team for years and I wish I would’ve had more time to thank him,” he wrote adding, “Make sure to appreciate people while you have them. Thanks Thomas for everything you did for me. You are appreciated and missed. Thoughts and prayers are with your family & friends #PrayForParis.”
UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge confirmed Ayad was one of the 89 people killed in Friday’s attack at the Bataclan theater during the Eagles of Death Metal concert.
“We have confirmed that Thomas Ayad, an international product manager for Mercury Records lost his life in the attack on the theater. This is an unspeakably appalling tragedy,” Grainge wrote in a note to staffers.
At least 89 people were killed inside the Bataclan, the single deadliest site of the wave of attacks. A total of at least 129 people were killed and 352 injured. Among those killed at the concert was merchandise manager for the Eagles of Death Metal, Nick Alexander.
On Monday, Kylie Minogue tweeted her condolences writing: “Amongst the losses in the devastating tragedy, RIP #lover Nick Alexander. Paris, France.. Toujours.”