Mariah Carey pays moving tribute to Manchester bombing victim Martyn Hett

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Superstar Mariah Carey has paid a moving tribute to a victim of the Manchester bombing attack.

Martyn Hett, from Stockport, by Manchester, was confirmed dead by his ex boyfriend in an emotional post posted yesterday.

The 29-year-old had been due to embark on the trip of a lifetime, holidaying in America for two months.

Martyn Hett and boyfriend Russell Hayward
Martyn Hett and boyfriend Russell Hayward

He was due to meet-up with other Mariah Carey superfans on the visit, having been a longtime fan of the diva.

Now Mariah herself has paid tribute to the fan.

She wrote on Instagram that she felt “devastated” by the news.

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Mariah said: “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 ?❤”

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He had been due to board his flight to the US the morning after the concert.

Days ago he shared a photo of his leaving party ahead of his new adventure, where he had tickets to attend the Wendy Williams show and join the meet-up of Mariah fans.

Martyn had a strong following on social media, becoming well-known for his love of soap opera Coronation Street, as well as Mariah Carey.

He was also a former winner of cookery show Come Dine With Me, which he competed in with his the former boyfriend who confirmed his death.