RIP, NataLight – Nathalie Jardin is Dead by ISIS

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It appears as though the Le Bataclan house lighting tech, Nathalie Jardin, has died from her injuries from the coward ISIS attack on Paris this last Friday.  Several sources, including from her father, have deducted that Natalight passed away as a direct result of gunshot wounds to the stomach.  So, a woman who did nothing but love her job every day and made sure that people had an enthusiasm for the art, was killed by religious extremist cowards.

From Cosmo Wilson‘s Facebook page — this is tears material, please prepare yourself.

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This is Nathalie Jardin. She is in charge of the House Lighting at Le Bataclan. She is an awesome person and very good at what she does. She loves lighting so much that her nickname is “Natalight.” I have been fortunate to work with her at the Bataclan on the shows I’ve done there. Last time I saw her was when she came to see AC/DC in Paris back in May.

After not hearing anything for 2 days, and hoping against hope, I am very sad to report that she was killed by the terrorists. For what? Another good person, doing what she loved, taken away from this world for no reason. My heart is broken.

I really do not have any more words. I am sad. Disgusted. Shocked. Sickened.

However, I feel that I need to share my last memory of Nathalie so she lives on.

I invited Natalight to the show when I was in Paris with AC/DC, and she stood on the platform where I run my lighting from. She watched the show through to the end, we chatted for a few minutes afterwards, we hugged and she left. That would be the last time I would ever see her. She sent me an email later that night that I would like to share with you:

Hi Cosmo!

Thank you sooo much for everything!
You made my dream come true!!
Your show was just amazing!!!
Keep in touch!!
Cheers!!

Natalight 🌟

Rest in Peace, Nathalie…

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I’m so sorry Cosmo, and so sorry to all that knew Natalight.  What a great soul stolen by cowardice.

Something else that sucks — I’ve not heard word one on the major networks about any of the passing of crew or stage hands in the venues.  Just people who were at the event.  NBC, CBS, ABC, Al Jazeera, and Fox — our industry was attacked.  It’d be nice if you’d recognize that we exist and that our people are being MURDERED.  You think it’s bad that people attending the show were killed?  What about those who were there MAKING the show for those “poor concert attendees,” as some news stations are reporting it.  We’re kind of used to it though, we had a handful of our brethren hurt and killed in Indianapolis during the Sugarland collapse too, and even though that was not a terrorist attack, we get left out of the mainstream.

We here at JimOnLight.com are not going to let those hurt and killed across the world doing what we all love go quietly.  You will always be remembered here.

Articles to check out about this:
http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/attentats-a-paris-un-lillois-et-un-lambersartois-tues-ia0b0n3161901
http://www.theladbible.com/articles/names-of-victims-of-paris-attacks-emerge-as-people-are-still-looking-for-missing-loved-ones
http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/attentats-ou-se-trouve-nathalie-des-nuits-secretes-ia12b45167n3161125
http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nord-pas-de-calais/attentats-de-paris-toujours-sans-nouvelles-d-une-marcquoise-853553.html

Sorry NataLight.  Requiescat in pace, sweet Nathalie.  We’ll do good by you.

22 COMMENTS

  1. You’re mad because they didn’t specifically mention the “crew” working the show? When they talk about the casualties, it’s all inclusive of everyone at the venue. Don’t be a selfish, narcissistic ass and whine because someone didn’t get a specific mention.

    • Those of us who work in the industry care if our brethren get killed. Everyone is talking about the band and whether they made it out. Don’t be a dick.

      • This is what gets you riled up in this situation? Pull your head out of your ass and realize that PEOPLE died. It doesn’t matter what they did or who they are. Yes, the band was mentioned because they’re in the spotlight, but that’s hardly important and you should look at the big picture rather than try and turn this into a “ME ME ME” topic.

        • This IS an industry website, after all. It’s not typically involved in posting content in the, say, stand-up comedy industry, or the hair/hair products industry, or even the entertainment magazine marketing industry. Just lighting and entertainment production and technology, along with anything I can get my hands on with light. What would make you think we wouldn’t be mad about not knowing if our people were hurt? The audience members, listed. Band, check. Crew, no news until Nathalie’s father tracked the shit down on his own.

          So, yeah. It sucks.

        • I’m with you Le Lapin, it’s offensive to think that the Crew are being intentionally forgotten. To Jim et. al. – get a grip.

    • Who the fuck asked you for your ill-conceived opinion, Le_Lapin_Noir ?
      I mean I know its a comments section and all, but why the knee-jerk fuckery ?

      • Yeah, because taking mass murder and trying to make it about you isn’t knee-jerk fuckery. Get a life. You’re acting like industry are some sort of down trodden sub group that the man is keeping down. I mean seriously, go fuck yourself. You’re disgusting.

        • Such a lovely time to be so hateful made even better by being so dismissive with a large dose of passive aggression.
          Nevermind.

  2. Religious extremists? You mean Islamic extremists.
    Or are you going to stick your head in the sand as to who’s to blame for the death of this girl.

    • Religious extremists. Islamic terrorists aren’t the only ones who commit atrocities in the name of their religion. They just get the most attention.

        • What the fuck? Why pick at this like this? YEAH, they were ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS! RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS! Does someone need to point out a handful of Christian extremist organizational examples for you to be satisfied that they exist?

          • Not sure what it has to do with the topic of your article. But sure. Give me some examples of Buddhists, Christians, etc. terrorist suicide bombers committing modern day terrorism.
            Or perhaps lumping all religions in to this crap better suits some anti-religious agenda.

  3. “Something else that sucks – I’ve not heard word one on the major networks about any of the passing of crew or stage hands in the venues. Just people who were at the event. NBC, CBS, ABC, Al Jazeera, and Fox – our industry was attacked. It’d be nice if you’d recognize that we exist and that our people are being MURDERED.”

    Wow. Industry website or not, this is really inappropriate.

    • I don’t think so, but it’s cool — I appreciate the opinion.

      Unfortunately I still haven’t heard word fucking one about a single crew person hurt or killed on a single major network. Just that the audience members had suffered grave casualties.

      I write for my people. If you’re not one of my people, I write for someone you might not understand. However, I’d like to understand you, so please let me know WHY you think I’m inappropriate. Thank you for reading.

  4. RIP Nathalie and to all who died, whatever their position. However, it may just be me, but I found it a bit distasteful to have adverts for” Game of War “and “Mobile Strike ” sandwiched in between this piece.

    • My ads are for dive gear and a car. Might have something to do with where you spend your time online.

      RIP Natalight. What a terrible thing to have happen to a good person doing her job. I pray that her friends and family find some peace in knowing she was doing what she loved when she died. Now, please stop all this bickering on what was meant to be a tribute to Nathalie. Find something possitive to say in her honor or find the patience to say nothing at all.

    • Sorry I never realised they are targeted ads, my misunderstanding, however, saying that, I dont know why computer war games came on, I never look at them, play on them or have any on my computer! If it had been football , motorbikes or travelling etc I would have realised.

  5. And here we go giving extremists exactly what they want. Arguments and division. Peace out people. Love each other hug each other. Everyone victim will be remembered. Always.

  6. I’m not in the industry. I’m thankful to you pointing this out, just didn’t think. Thank you for all you do to have people able to enjoy art and shows. And I’m sorry for your loss, she sounds wonderful, full of light.

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