A POPULAR music lover who was murdered in the Paris terror attacks has won a posthumous award.

Nick Alexander was awarded the title of Merchandiser of the Year in the Tourlink Top Dog Awards in Amercia.

The awards ceremony, held in Palm Springs, California, recognised the touring industry’s top 50 individuals and companies of the year, as voted by their peers.

Mr Alexander, who came from Weeley and attended Colchester Royal Grammar School, was voted for his work with Eagles of Death Metal.

Mr Alexander, who was 35, died from gunshot wounds to his stomach and chest, after ISIS terrorists opened fire at the Bataclan nightclub in Paris, killing more than 90 people.

Accepting the award on behalf of his family, Mr Alexander’s sister Zoe said: “It is an honour, although a bittersweet one, to receive this award on Nick's behalf.

“He loved being away on tour and took great pride in his work, so to be recognised and celebrated by his music industry friends and peers in this way means a huge amount.”

Mr Alexander had enjoyed a long and successful career working as a merchandise manager for a number of artists including Cat Stevens, The Black Keys, and Sum 41.

Following the attacks, tributes to him came from across the globe.