May 31, 2017 at 1:01 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Wendy Williams pays emotional tribute to gay Manchester bombing victim

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Wendy Williams tearfully honored Manchester bombing victim Martyn Hett on “The Wendy Williams Show” on Tuesday.

Hett, 29, was one of the 22 lives lost at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last week. A seat was kept empty in the audience in his memory.

“Martyn was supposed to be in our Wendy audience yesterday and today. He saved for two years to have a fabulous time in New York and come to our show. He called it a trip of a lifetime on his social media,” Williams says. “He’s remembered as a man who loved life, like all my people, who loved life with passion, courage and laughter.”

Williams explained that she spoke with Hett’s best friend in London and she said that Hett “would love this.”

“So Martyn, in honor of you, we’re keeping that chair open,” Williams concluded. “And our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.”

Mariah Carey also paid tribute to Hett, who was a Carey superfan, with an Instagram post last week.

1 Comment
  • Wendy what you did for Martyn Hett, was so heartfelt. I knew you would do this.

    Wendy you have a heart of gold, for your fans.

    Ramonda Brady

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