1989 - 2017
28-year-old student, John Atkinson from Bury was the third identified victim of the Manchester terror attack.
It's understood that John had been leaving the concert when a lone man detonated a suicide bomb shortly after 10.30 on Monday evening.
Friends and family have paid their respects to the man they've described as "one in a million."
Taliè Andrèa said: "Heartbroken for the Atkinson family at this sad time never would I imagine this happening so close to home. Rest in paradise John you beautiful soul.”
There was an outpouring of grief from friends and family on social media.
"Sleep tight John Atkinson. Thoughts and prayers with all your family and the other 21 people who lost there lives last night," Lee Paul, one of Atkinson's friends, said in a post on Facebook. The principal of Bury College, where Atkinson was a student, told CNN that the community was "shocked and saddened."
"We are shocked and saddened by the news of former Bury College student John Atkinson who sadly lost his life during Monday evening's incident," Bury College Principal Charlie Deane said in a statement. "Our thoughts go out to John's family and friends."
Freak Dance Radcliffe, a dance studio in his hometown, described Atkinson as a "member of our dance family" in a post on Facebook.
"John was always an amazingly happy gentle person and a real pleasure to teach when he came to our adult classes and even competed for Freak Dance," the statement read. "Our thoughts are with the family at the very sad and hard time!"