Manchester bombing victim Martyn Hett has t-shirt dedicated to him by fashion designer Philip Normal
A fashion designer has paid tribute to Manchester bombing victim Martyn Hett with his very own t-shirt.
The 29-year-old had been popular on social media for his love of Coronation Street and Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus.
Now fashion designer Philip Normal and artist Holly Shortall have created a charity t-shirt in dedication to Hett.
More than £3,000 has already been raised from the GoFundMe campaign, with donations going to a charity of the bereaved family’s choice.
Designer Normal said: “Following a cry from social media that we produce Holly’s illustration as a t-shirt, and we thought it would be a fitting tribute to offer this design, with all profit going to Martyn’s family, or a charity, organisation or project of their choice.
“Martin brought so much joy to people’s lives in such a short amount of time, and he will never be forgotten.
“Through this t-shirt we would like to create something positive in the face of such tragic events.
“This T-Shirt is produced with permission from Martyn’s family.”
She wrote on Instagram that she felt “devastated” by the news.
Mariah said: “Devastated to learn that one of the victims in Manchester was part of the #Lambily.
“RIP Martyn Hett. We will cherish your memory forever.
“His family and all the families affected are in my thoughts and prayers. MC ?❤”
He had been due to board a flight to the US the morning after the concert to attend a meet-up of Mariah super fans.
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Days ago he shared a photo of his leaving party ahead of his new adventure, where he had tickets to attend the Wendy Williams show and join the meet-up of Mariah fans.
LEAVING DO ??✈️ pic.twitter.com/cS3DXVKxzz
— Martyn (@martynhett) May 20, 2017
Martyn had a strong following on social media, becoming well-known for his love of soap opera Coronation Street, as well as Mariah Carey.
He was also a former winner of cookery show Come Dine With Me, which he competed in with his the former boyfriend who confirmed his death.