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Victims Of Manchester Explosion Were Young Girls, Parents, Huge Ariana Grande Fans

Friends and family remember those who died after the attack

All 22 victims of Monday night's deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester have now been identified.

+ Georgina Callander, 18, died in the hospital with her mother at her side after an explosion was set off in the entrance hall of Manchester Arena toward the end of Grande's set. Callander was a huge fan of the singer, and had met Ariana two years ago.

Friends remembered Callander as a kind and loving person. “She was always very open, would talk to everyone," Shelby Wharton, a friend of Callander's, told the Evening Standard. "She was so nice. It does not feel real. I just pray for her family.”

Another close friend of Callander, Sophie Marsh, posted tributes to her on social media. "You were the type of friend I wanted to grow old knowing," Marsh wrote. "I promise you everything that I do for today onwards I do to make you proud!"

+ The second victim to be identified was 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, who attended the concert with her mother and sister. Chris Upton, a teacher at the primary school Roussos attended, remembered her as “simply a beautiful little girl in every aspect of the word. She was loved by everyone and her warmth and kindness will be remembered fondly.”

+ John Atkinson, 28, is the third victim of the bombing identified by police. His friends and family paid tribute to his life on Facebook, describing him as a "beautiful soul" and "an amazing young man."

+ On Tuesday evening (May 23), Megan Hurley was identified as another victim of the attack. A crowdfunding page has been created to raise money for a memorial service for Hurley, whose age has not been reported. The page was set up by Helen McDermott, a fellow Liverpool resident, who wrote, "We’re raising £500 to help fund a beautiful send off for Megan who was taken far too early due to the awful attacks at Manchester Arena."

+ Kelly Brewster, 32, has also been identified as a victim. A Facebook page for Brewster's hometown of Sheffield confirmed the death, sharing in a statement, "Missing Sheffield woman Kelly Brewster has been found, but it’s unfortunate news as her family confirm she is no longer with us as she [lost] her life in the Manchester attacks last night."

+ On Tuesday night (May 23), Martyn Hett, 29, who had been reported missing in the hours after the attack, was identified as a victim of the blast. His brother Dan confirmed Martyn's passing on Twitter.

Tributes soon began pouring in from Hett's friends and former partner Russell Hayward, who remembered him by saying, "Soulmate doesn't even come close." Others remembered his generosity when last year he recruited his Twitter followers to buy out his mother's stall at a crafts fair after no one bought a single item.

Upon seeing Martyn's name trending on Twitter, Dan noted that his brother would "be fucking loving this."

+ Early Wednesday morning (May 24), Olivia Campbell, 15, was confirmed by her mother to be another victim of the attack. “Go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much,” her mother Charlotte wrote on Facebook. Olivia was a student at Tottington High School and had attended the concert with a friend, who was hospitalized after the blast.

+ Alison Howe, 45, was waiting to pick up her daughter from the concert when the explosion went off. Her stepson Jordan Howe confirmed her death on Facebook. "They took a caring beautiful mum and step mother away from us all she was amazing to us all," he wrote.

+ Howe's friend Lisa Lees, 47, was waiting with her to pick up her teenage daughter as well. Lees's brother Lee Hunter confirmed her passing. "For those who don’t know Lisa is gone but never, ever forgotten. I love you Lisa I’ll miss you so much," he wrote. Both Howe and Lees's daughters are reported to be safe.

+ Angelika, 40, and Marcin Klis, 42, a Polish couple living in York, were confirmed to have died while waiting to pick their daughters up from the concert. Their daughters, Alex and Patricia, are reported to be safe.

+ Nell Jones, 14, was confirmed by police to be among the victims. She was a student at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, whose headteacher Dennis Oliver said, "I have just done six assemblies to tell the pupils. Children are all over the place crying. We are all devastated."

+ Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 50, was a mother of three who had gone to pick up a friend's daughter from Manchester Arena. She worked as a receptionist at South Shore Academy, whose principal Jane Bailey described her as "irreplaceable." "She was in many ways the public face of the school and she represented us amazingly in this role," Bailey said. "We have received numerous messages of condolences from parents, students, community members and colleagues across Blackpool for which we are very grateful. All of them say the same things about our lovely Jane: bubbly, kind, welcoming, funny, generous ... the list goes on. Our thoughts are also with her family at this dreadful time and in particular her three daughters. In our school family and theirs, she is irreplaceable, much loved, and will never be forgotten."

+ Michelle Kiss, 45, was a mother of three who attended the concert with two young girls believed to be her daughters. At least one of the girls has been reported safe. "Michelle Kiss was a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola," a statement released by her family said. "She tragically died during the horrible event that occurred on Monday night. Family was her life and we are all obviously devastated by her loss. She has been taken away from us, and all that love her, in the most traumatic way imaginable. We hope to draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life to get through this extremely difficult time."

+ Eilidh MacLeod, 14, was confirmed by her parents to have passed away in the attack on Manchester Arena. She had attended the concert with her friend Laura MacIntyre, 15, who survived the attack with serious injuries. "Our family is devastated and words cannot express how we feel at losing our darling Eilidh," her family said in a statement. "Eilidh was vivacious and full of fun. She loved all music whether it was listening to Ariana or playing the bagpipes with her pipe band."

+ Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, died in the hospital after the attack with her mother and grandmother by her side. Her grandfather Michael Healy paid tribute to her in a statement. "Sorrell was only 14, but she was our rock, she kept us all grounded," he wrote. "She was such a clever, talented, creative girl, there was nothing she couldn’t do."

+ Liam Curry, 19, and Chloe Rutherford, 17, were a young couple confirmed to be among the dead by their parents. In a joint statement released via the Greater Manchester Police's Facebook page, their families said, "On the night our daughter Chloe died and our son Liam died, their wings were ready but our hearts were not. They were perfect in every way for each other and were meant to be. They were beautiful inside and out to ourselves and our families, and they were inseparable ... They wanted to be together forever and now they are."

+ Elaine McIver was a police officer attending the concert off-duty with her husband Paul and their children, who survived the blast with serious injuries. "Elaine was a much loved daughter, sister, auntie, friend and colleague, the best we could ever have wished for. She was everyone’s friend, thoughtful beyond belief with an effervescent and outgoing personality," her family said in a statement released by police. "Elaine just loved life, and had a major love of music. Despite what has happened to her, she would want us all to carry on regardless and not be frightened by fear tactics."

+ Wendy Fawell, 50, was a teacher at St Oswald's C of E Primary School, whose Twitter account confirmed her passing Thursday morning (May 25). She was reported to have been at the concert with her 15-year-old daughter Charlotte.

+ Courtney Boyle, 19, attended the concert with her stepfather Phillip Tron, 32. Both passed away in the attack. "My stunning amazing beautiful daughter you were my rock you made me so proud with all you had achieved and my gorgeous crazy Philip you made my world a happy place and now you are both my angels flying high in the sky," her mother wrote in a statement. Boyle's father added, "I am going to miss my baby girl Courtney Boyle for the rest of my life. I will never forget you and I will love you forever."

In a statement, Tron's mother said, "Philip was such a fun-loving, energetic soul, he would light up the darkest room and lift your spirits with his infectious laugh, witty sense of humour and his beautiful smile."