London Bridge attack victims: Sebastien Belanger confirmed dead


A popular French chef has been confirmed dead after the London Bridge terror attack.

The family and friends of Sebastien Belanger had been desperately searching for him after he went missing in the aftermath of the fatal attack.

He has now been named as the latest victim of the atrocity, which left seven dead after a van and stabbing rampage on London Bridge and in Borough Market on Saturday night.

The 36-year-old, who worked as a chef at the Coq d’Argent restaurant, had been at the Boro Bistro on the south side of the bridge where he was watching football with two friends.

His girlfriend Gerda Bennet a picture of the couple on Facebook early on Tuesday morning with the words “mon amour”.

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Sebastein Belanger has been confirmed dead

In a statement, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, wrote: “It was with great sadness that I learned that one of the French, formerly missing, has been identified among the deceased and I offer my condolences to the family of our compatriot.”

Social media has been flooded with tributes after news of Mr Belanger’s death broke

Pawel Rolka wrote on Facebook: “My brother, my dear friend Sebastien Belanger you will be so missed. My heart is full of anger and pain. It was amazing working with you and I’m pleased I meet you in my life. 

“There’s is many questions why?? Now you rest in Peace!!! My thoughts to your family and loved ones!”

Vigil for London Bridge terror attack

Nick Brown said: “Sebastien Belanger, thank you for everything you taught me, thank you for the patience you showed me and thank you for being my friend.

“I can’t say much more than I will miss you mon amie. Rest in peace Brother.”

Andy Stephens added: “RIP my friend. Sebastien Belanger. We had some amazing times. Worked hard and played hard you were a legend.

“I’m so glad I met u in my life you were a true gentleman and always had my back at work. I’m so sorry.”

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Alexandre Pigeard also died in the attack (www.doyoubuzz.com)

Mr Belanger is the second French national to die in the attack, after it was announced on Tuesday that waiter Alexandre Pigeard, who worked at the Boro Bistro, was also killed.

Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, Hackney man James McMullan and Canadian volunteer worker Christine Archibald have also been named as victims.

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