Mariah Carey Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Fan Killed in Manchester Attack

Published May 25th, 2017 - 10:37 GMT
Martyn Hatt was a huge fan of Mariah Carey. The singer paid him a tribute after his death in Manchester's attack. (Instagram / mariahcarey)
Martyn Hatt was a huge fan of Mariah Carey. The singer paid him a tribute after his death in Manchester's attack. (Instagram / mariahcarey)

Mariah Carey has paid tribute to her fan Martyn Hett, who was among those killed in the Manchester terror attack.

The singer, 48, took to Instagram on Thursday to share a photo of the 29-year-old PR manager wearing one of her tour T-shirts, with a touching caption that read: 'We will cherish your memory forever.'

Martyn, from Stockport, was one of the 22 who lost their lives in the suicide bombing that took place at the Manchester Arena after pop star Ariana Grande's concert on Monday.

Following the tragic news, Mariah posted a photo of Martyn to her social media pages in a touching tribute to him as one of her biggest fans.

With the PR manager posing in a T-shirt emblazoned with Mariah's face and a wide grin on his face, the singer captioned the shot: 'Devastated to learn that one of the victims in Manchester was part of the #Lambily. RIP Martyn Hett.

'We will cherish your memory forever. His family and all the families affected are in my thoughts and prayers. MC.'

Martyn is said to have been a huge fan of the singer, having shared many photographs of Mariah, and himself in tour T-shirts on social media. 

In March, he had joked on Twitter: 'I have a huge lump on my head because my Mariah Carey canvas fell off the wall and hit me. This is honestly the gayest injury I've ever had.'

He had even met Mariah in the past, and claimed it was one of the best moments of his life in his Twitter bio, which read: 'My life peaked when I met Mariah Carey.' 

Martyn was a huge fan of Mariah Carey, who paid him a wonderful tribute.

The Stockport native was killed in the Daesh suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday, just days before he was setting off on a two-month tour of the States.

His devastated family have since described him as 'the icon of all our lives', who 'just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time'.

Martyn's family said, in a statement issued by Greater Manchester Police: 'Words cannot describe the generosity and kindness our families have received over the last few days.

'We are overwhelmed with the amount of lives he has touched and the kind words that are being said about him. 

'Martyn was the icon of all our lives. His infectious laugh and his niche sense of humour will stay with us forever.

'He lived for every moment of every day and fitted an entire lifetime of memories into his 29 years.

'Whilst they have taken the life out of Martyn, no-one can, and ever will, take Martyn out of our lives.'

Ariana Grande practicing for the Dangerous Woman tour

Martyn had previously appeared on TV shows Come Dine With Me and Tattoo Fixers, which saw the Coronation Street superfan get a tattoo of character Deirdre Barlow inked onto his leg.

He worked as a digital manager for Altrincham PR firm Rumpus, where last week he had his last day in the office before taking two months off to travel.

Following the tragic news, the company said of him in their own tribute: 'He taught us so much about seizing opportunities and rejoicing in everything life could offer, no matter how small - a birthday, a great moment at work, a celebrity follower, he made them special. Now we know why.

'He was taken from this world too soon, by forces we will never truly understand. Our heartache goes out to his family and friends, we will miss him.' 

Fans were leaving the Manchester Arena on Monday when a terrorist detonated a bomb outside the exit - killing twenty two, including the bomber, and injuring well over 100. Many of the victims were women and children. 

Ariana Grande, who had just finished her performance when the attack occurred, has since cancelled the rest of her tour in wake of the tragedy.

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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