Tributes are being paid to a gay man killed in the Ariana Grande concert bombing. Martyn Hett, 29, has been confirmed dead by loved ones following a terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena. Posts from family, friends and worried strangers had been shared tens of thousands of times in a bid to track him down after the attack.
Just an hour before the attack he wrote on Twitter: “When you sneak out for a toilet break on the Macy Gray song and the entire arena had the same idea.”
The bomb is reported to have detonated at 10:33pm in the foyer of the venue, outside where the concert was happening. 20 minutes earlier Martyn had left the concert space to visit the bar, near to where the bomb detonated. He has now been confirmed among the fatalities.
It’s so heartbreaking and we want to send love to Manchester and any and everyone who has been affected by this horrible tragedy. In honor of Martyn, check out a few of the posts from his brother and his friends.
Martyn was an active member and activist of the LGBT community in the United Kingdom.
Last week Mariah Carey honored hi by reposting this image of him on her personal Instagram account.