Mariah Carey pays touching tribute to Manchester attack victim Martyn Hett

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Martyn Hett’s friends and family were left devastated when the 29-year-old PR manager lost his life in the Manchester terrorist attack at Ariana Grande’s concert on Monday night.

Martyn had a prolific social media presence, previously winning Come Dine With Me and gaining thousands of followers due to his brilliant sense of humour and fun-loving lifestyle.

Mariah was Martyn’s icon.
Mariah was Martyn’s icon.

Now Martyn’s brother, Dan Hett, managed to make light of his loss amid his grief, tweeting that Martyn’s death was a “bold social media move” in a bid to get noticed by his icon, Mariah Carey.

The light-hearted tweet came after Mariah took to her Instagram page to pay tribute to Martyn after learning that he was a huge fan of hers.

Sharing a photo of the Coronation Street superfan, Mariah wrote: “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”.

Dan shared a screenshot of the post and wrote alongside it: “I was a little dubious about Martyn’s recent bold social media move, but it worked”, proving that he shared his late brother’s fun-loving sense of humour, even in the hardest of times.

Mariah isn’t the only star to honour Martyn, with BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw also taking to social media to pay tribute, writing: “Really sad to hear that Martyn Hett was one of the victims of the attack in Manchester.

Manchester terror attack victim Martyn Hett was a huge Coronation Street fan (Twitter)
Martyn was known online for his love of Coronation Street.

“We were only talking about how funny he is just the other day in the studio.

“From his mum stories, Corrie love, the Audrey Roberts Noise and his Deidre Barlow tattoo, he made me laugh every day with his hilariously witty tweets. What a character!

“He made a lot of people smile. Wanted to send lots of love and energy to his family and friends in Manchester x”.

Martyn was one of 22 victims of the terrorist attack, with the youngest named victim being eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.

Ariana Grande attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
Ariana has been left ‘broken’ by the attack.

Ariana’s fans were leaving her sold out concert at Manchester Arena when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated the homemade nail bomb.

The star has since cancelled a string of her remaining tour dates, jetting home to the US in “hysterics” after tweeting that she has been left “broken” by the attack on her fans.

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