Mariah Carey pays trib­ute at Manch­ester bomb vic­tim fu­neral

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LON­DON — Mariah Carey sent a video mes­sage and the stars of the long-run­ning Bri­tish TV show “Coronation Street’’ were among the mourn­ers at a fu­neral for Manch­ester con­cert bomb­ing vic­tim Mar­tyn Hett. The mu­sic-lov­ing 29-year-old was a self-pro­fessed “su­per­fan’’ of the Manch­ester-set soap opera.

Hett was one of 22 peo­ple killed May 22 when a sui­cide bomber struck con­cert­go­ers leav­ing an Ari­ana Grande show in the city in north­west Eng­land.

Hett’s “Coronation Street’’themed cof­fin was taken to Stock­port Town Hall in Greater Manch­ester by horse-drawn car­riage Fri­day for his fu­neral. A pro­ducer and sev­eral ac­tors from “Coronation Street’’ were among hun­dreds of mourn­ers at the ser­vice, whose dress code was “black and fab­u­lous.’’ In a video mes­sage, Carey said “I know you’re shin­ing down on us from heaven.’’ Hett’s fa­ther, Paul Hett, told the gath­er­ing that his son “was in­spi­ra­tional and this in turn in­spired ev­ery­one around him.’’

“In a very nice way, Mar­tyn loved be­ing in the lime­light and the cen­tre of at­ten­tion,’’ he said.

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