Martyn Hett has been identified by police as the 10th confirmed victim of the attack in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert. Now his boyfriend and friends are beginning to pay tribute to their “iconic and beautiful” lost loved one.
“We got the news last night that our wonderful iconic and beautiful Martyn didn’t survive,” Hett’s partner, Russell Hayward, said.
“I’m in a really bad way so please forgive 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”
In the confusion following the suicide bombing that killed 22 people, Hayward shared: “Soulmate doesn’t even come close. Come back to us Martyn so we can watch last nights Corrie together.”
Martyn, a PR manager from Stockport, and Russell were once interviewed in the media about being the “world’s biggest superfan couple” of the soap opera Coronation Street. Their matching tattoos dedicated to the show’s characters, Ken and Deirdre, were even featured on TV.
Russell called Martyn his “best friend in the whole world.”
Martyn’s friend Christina also shared a tribute in the form of a poem: