Matan Lior Mordechai, 35, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7.
A well-known figure in the country’s music scene, Mordechai provided the amplification system, electrical infrastructure, and lighting for the festival.
He remained at site announcing directions towards emergency exits even as the gunmen were carrying out their murderous rampage, until he was eventually slain.
He is survived by his parents and sister.
His family said in a statement that the festival, a place “full of love, joy, youth and peace,” signified the values represented in Mordechai.
“Everyone who knew him, even for a moment, knew his whole heart was full of giving, kindness, love for people and a desire to help everyone around him.”
“The amount of love and kindness that Matan spread in every moment of his life is enormous and the number of hearts he reached is endless and all with his beautiful smile that lit up the room with eyes that radiate kindness and human love.”
“His whole life was dedicated only to doing good and spreading it,” the family said.