1999 - 2017
Georgina Callander, an 18-year-old college student from Lancashire, was the first victim to be identified following the Manchester attack. Georgina was an Ariana Grande superfan and was enjoying the concert with her friends at the time of the blast.
Many of her friends have paid tribute to the teen, alongside Runshaw College where she was studying, and a number of celebrities. The 18-year-old had tweeted at the pop star the day before the concert. "So excited to see u tomorrow," she posted ahead of the show.
Peter Rawlinson, deputy headteacher at Bishop Rawstorne, told CNN that Callander's family called the school with the news. "Georgina was a lovely young student who was very popular with her peers and the staff and always made the most of the opportunities she had at the school," the school said in a statement. Callander met Grande in 2015. Photos on her Facebook page showed a fun-loving teenager who liked pop groups like One Direction and Fifth Harmony.
Daisy Gill, who was at the concert with her, posted a photograph of them and wrote on Twitter: “Rest in piece Gina my angel, we were both having such an incredible evening and I can’t believe it ended this way. #Manchester #RipGina”