Martyn Hett has died in the Manchester terror attack[Martyn Hett/ Instagram ]
Martyn Hett’s best friend announced the sad news on his Twitter account in a heartbreaking statement.
He wrote: “We got the news last night that our wonderful iconic and beautiful martin didn’t survive.
“He left this world exactly how he lived, centre of attention.
Fears grew for Martyn yesterday as he was reported missing [Martyn Hett/Instagram ]
“I’m in a really bad way so please forgive me if I don’t reply.
“Thankfully I have his wonderful family and amazing friends to keep each other strong.
“I love you Martyn. I always will. X”
Martyn Hett was on Tattoo Fixers with a Deirdre Barlow tattoo [Martyn Hett/ Instagram ]
Martyn’s brother Dan Hett also expressed his grief on Twitter writing: “They found my brother last night. We are heartbroken.”
Yesterday fears grew as Martyn was among those missing following the suicide bomb horror.
He was reported missing by Dan early on Tuesday morning. He wrote: “My brother was at the Manchester Arena last night and hasn’t checked in. If anyone has seen him in any way *please* contact me”.
His stepmother Kathryn, who has been married to Martyn’s dad Paul for 25 years, told the Telegraph: “We just heard he was there with friends and got separated from them.
Martyn’s best friend tweeted the sad news [Russell Hayward/ Twitter]
Martyn Hett’s brother Dan described his heartbreak [Dan Hett/ Instagram]
“We haven’t seen him since. His phone’s off now. You can’t help thinking the longer it goes on, the worst could have happened.
“He was due to go to America tomorrow for two months for the holiday of a lifetime. So he’s been having lots of parties with family and friends. We saw him on Friday night. I feel absolutely devastated. It’s so awful. It’s right on our doorstep. Something like this is always in the back of your mind in this day and age.”
Martin last tweeted from the Ariana Grande concert. It read: “When you sneak out for a toilet break on the Macy Gray song and the entire arena had the same idea #DangerousWomanTour.”
Witnesses have described scenes of horror after a terror attack took place at the Ariana Grande concert, leaving fans running for safety. Greater Manchester Police confirmed the incident happened at 10:30pm, on May 22.