Ariana Grande pays tribute one year on from Manchester Arena attack

“Thinking of you all today and every day.”

May 22, 2018
Ariana Grande pays tribute one year on from Manchester Arena attack Ariana Grande performs 'Be Alright' during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.   Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Ariana Grande has shared a message to mark the one year anniversary of the Manchester bombing. The attack, in which 22 people were killed following a Grande concert in the U.K. city, took place a year ago today. Grande's tweet said she was "thinking of you all today and every day" and included a bee emoji, a symbol adopted by the city during the 19th century.

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The attack took place when concert-goers were leaving Manchester Arena and 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a bomb in the building's foyer. 800 people were treated for injuries in addition to the 22 people killed. Many children were among the fatalities with the youngest recorded victim being just eight years old.

A service of remembrance for the victims will be held in Manchester later today. The ceremony will include a national silence at 2.30 p.m. BST.

Grande was made an honorary Mancunian last year. She returned to the city to lead the One Love Manchester benefit gig less than two weeks after the attack on the city, helping to raise more than £2m for victims’ families.

Ariana Grande pays tribute one year on from Manchester Arena attack