A hero of the Paris massacre died after throwing himself in front of a bullet and saved a woman who is fighting for her life in hospital, Jake Wallis Simons reveals.
In the chaos and bloodshed of Friday’s carnage friends were enjoying a birthday celebration meal when Ludo Boumbas launched himself at the crazed fanatic gunman in a hail of bullets.
Today, his friends paid tribute to Ludo’s selfless bravery and called him ‘a hero’.
An unnamed friend told MailOnline: ‘Ludo threw himself forward to protect a girl and took the bullet.
‘She was also shot, but she survived and is in hospital.
‘He loved travelling the world and above all he loved people. He was just one of life’s good, good people. He didn’t stand a chance.’