Mariah Carey once again paid tribute to gay journalist and PR manager Martyn Hett, one of the victims of May's Manchester bombing, when she visited the city on Sunday (December 10) and the tribute comes from his partner's attendance at the Christmas show.
At her Manchester Arena holiday show, Russell Hayward, Hett's partner, had the opportunity to meet Carey during a fan M&G and it proved to be an evening he would never forget. "Very bittersweet evening ahead to see the Queen herself @MariahCarey; saw her not so long ago with Martyn. It was one of the best nights of my life," Hayward captioned a throwback photo of him and his late partner wearing shirts of the pop titan.
Just a day later, Carey would go above and beyond to make sure that her adoration for the fallen member of the Lambily was known. "Thank you so much, Mariah. Meeting you was an absolute dream and the cherry on the cake was you wearing Martyn’s jacket. You gave me a true memory I shall cherish forever," Hayward captioned the shot of him and Mariah, with Hett's jacket draped over the star's shoulder. See the photo below!
Back in May, Carey took to social media to pay tribute to Hett and the rest of the victims of the attack, which took the lives of 22 individuals and injured at least 60 more folks. "Devastated to learn that one of the victims in Manchester was part of the #Lambily," Carey previously captioned a photo of the fan wearing her shirt. "RIP Martyn Hett. We will cherish your memory forever. His family and all the families affected are in my thoughts and prayers."
Thank you so much, Mariah.— 🥃Russell (@RussellHayward) December 11, 2017
Meeting you was an absolute dream and the cherry on the cake was you wearing Martyn’s jacket. You gave me a true memory I shall cherish forever. 💘 pic.twitter.com/xM6l52h5qV
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