40-year-old Ludovic Boumbas was celebrating a friend’s birthday at La Belle Equipe, when the Paris gunmen opened fire.
Born in the Congo, Ludo, as he was known, worked for Fedex. He loved culture – talking about music and films – and buying flowers from his local florist.
Today, his friends have paid tribute to Ludo, describing how the moment terrorists started shooting, he instantly tried to protect his friends:
As one of them told The Daily Mail:
“Ludo threw himself forward to protect a girl and took the bullet. She was also shot, but she survived and is in hospital.”
Ludo was killed by the gunman, along with his friend Houda whose birthday he was celebrating, and her sister Halima, mother of two.
His friend, talking about Ludo, spoke of his bravery saying:
“Above all he loved people. He was just one of life’s good, good people. He didn’t stand a chance.”
Our thoughts are with his family, and everyone affected by the attacks, at this sad time.