Ariana Grande Reportedly Offers to Cover Cost of Funerals For Manchester Victims
Many of Ariana’s fans have reached out to her on Twitter, praising her for the benevolent, yet unconfirmed, gesture. One wrote: “So much respect for ariana grande for contacting the famillies who lost their loved ones and paying the funeral costs,” while another commented: “So @ArianaGrande reached out to the family’s who childrens died last night and she is payin for there funeral She is the most amazin lady”.
Ariana suspended the rest of her Dangerous Woman world tour after the devastating attacks. The Side to Side singer was spotted for the first time yesterday, touching down in her hometown of Boca Raton in Florida. Ariana, dressed all in black, was visually emotional and could be seen crying as she was greeted by her boyfriend Mac Miller, with whom she shared a lengthy embrace on the tarmac.
A representative from the singer’s label confirmed yesterday the young celebrity is “okay”, although she had reportedly been “in hysterics” following the bombing. She afterwards posted on Twitter, writing: “broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”
Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, also put out a statement saying: “We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers.”
The victims of the Manchester Arena bombing have since begun to be identified. The first victims to have been named in the press are Olivia Campbell, Alison Howe, Lisa Lees, Kelly Brewster, Saffie Rose Roussos, John Atkinson, Georgina Callendar, Megan Hurley, and Marcin and Anjelika Klis.