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Mariah Carey ‘devastated’ by death of fan in Manchester attack

Mariah Carey has been left “devastated” after learning one of her fans was killed in the Manchester Arena attack on Monday (22May17).
Martyn Hett, 29, died after suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device in the box office area of the concert venue as Ariana Grande fans were leaving her show.
Mariah took to Instagram on Wednesday night to share a picture of Martyn, taken from his own Instagram page, which showed him wearing a Mariah T-shirt, and revealed she was heartbroken by the news.
“Devastated to learn that one of the victims in Manchester was part of the #Lambily (fan group) RIP Martyn Hett. We will cherish your memory forever. His family and all the families affected are in my thoughts and prayers. MC,” she wrote with a broken heart emoji.
Mariah joins an outpouring of stars that have paid tribute on social media to the 22 people who were killed and the many others injured in the attack, while singers including Miley Cyrus and Celine Dion remembered them onstage.
John Stamos and The Beach Boys were the latest, as on Wednesday night they asked their audience at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre in England to observe a minute’s silence in honour of the victims.
“The violence in Manchester Monday evening is so heartbreaking,” Beach Boy Bruce Johnston added. “Our prayers tonight are with all the victims, the wounded and their loved ones. We stand with the people of Manchester. We stand with all of the U.K.”
Eagles of Death Metal rocker Jesse Hughes, who was performing at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, France when a terrorist attack took place in 2015, also issued a statement on social media in which he expressed sympathy with Ariana and her team.
“With so much still unknown, I hope we all resist the temptation to speculate and jump to conclusions. I’ve learned, if we keep love in our hearts, no darkness can ever prevail against the light,” he wrote.

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