1988 - 2017
Martyn Hett is another victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack. It’s thought the popular and well-known PR manager, aged 29, was at the Ariana Grande concert with pals as a leaving party.
His death came two days before he was about to head off on a trip of a life time to the US.
The soap superfan had a Deirdre Barlow tattoo on his leg and once won Come Dine With Me when he appeared on the show with his boyfriend.
His ‘soulmate’ Russell Hayward said: ‘We got the news last night that our wonderful iconic and beautiful Martyn didn’t survive. He left this world exactly how he lived, centre of attention.
‘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, I always will. x’
"They found my brother last night. We are heartbroken," said Dan Hett, his brother on Twitter.
"Martyn was the icon of all our lives. His infectious laugh and his niche sense of humour will stay with us forever," Hett's family said in a statement. "He lived for every moment of every day and fitted an entire lifetime of memories into his 29 years."
The news of Hett's death triggered an outpouring of support on social media, where he had been very active. A huge Mariah Carey fan, Hett was honored by the pop star herself in a post on Instagram.
Hett's Instagram and Facebook accounts captured his vivacious personality in photos of him laughing with friends and family.
Hett's close relationship with his mother made headlines last year when he posted about her knitting on Twitter. People came together to support her after she struggled to make any sales at her craft fair stall. He featured the full story in a Twitter moment, titled: "How Twitter fell in love with my mother."