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Martyn Hett: Community Pays Tribute to the Gay Manchester Bombing Victim

Martyn Hett
Martyn Hett

Hett is among the 22 dead victims of the terrorist attack.

Martyn Hett is being remembered by loved ones across social media after he was confirmed as a fatal victim in the wake of the bombing in Manchester.

Hett's death was announced by his boyfriend, Russell Hayward, in a Twitter post:

The 29-year-old was a PR manager and had appeared on UK reality shows like Come Dine With Me and Tattoo Fixers. Known for his obsession with the British soap opera Coronation Street to his 10,000 Twitter followers, Hett had attended Monday night's Ariana Grande concert with a friend before getting separated toward the end of the show.

Stuart Aspinall, the friend Hett had attended the concert with, started publishing worried Facebook posts after the initial explosions.

"The more news that is coming out, the scarier this is getting," he wrote. "There was an explosion at the Ariana Grande concert tonight in Manchester and I haven't seen my friend Martyn since. He want to the bar about 20 minutes before the end of the concert and got chatting to some girls. As I was leaving, the explosion happened and everyone started running."

Hett was due to head to this end of the pond for a two-month stay in the United States, and had already made his farewell rounds to friends at a going away party in his honor.

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