YouTube star Joe Sugg has paid tribute to the first named victim of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing.
Zoella’s younger brother must meet thousands of teenage fans – but one selfie turned out to be bittersweet.
He shared a selfie with the tragic 18 year old who was killed in a blast police have confirmed was detonated by a lone suicide bomber .
Georgina was one of at least 22 people killed in the blast last night.
“So sad to hear abut this. RIP Gina,” he tweeted.
And other fans were quick to share their grief.
“I can’t stop crying,” one fan tweeted.
“She loves you so much and we’re strong with you, Joe!” another added.
“Wow she was part of our family,” another wrote.
So after the explosion that rocked her concert at the Manchester Arena yesterday evening – leaving 22 people dead, 59 injured and many still missing – the British girl band made a heartfelt plea urging their own fans to help locate missing concert goers.
“Please if anyone has information on the whereabouts of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry contact 07920405015 @staceylghent #Manchester,” the band’s official account tweeted this morning.
Later, the girls tweeted a tribute to Ariana’s “beautiful” fans.
“We are so saddened by the tragedy in Manchester last night. Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the beautiful Ariana fans and their families,” they tweeted.
Police have confirmed that 22 people in the arena died in a blast – which, according to many reports, came from a nail bomb – and prime minister Theresa May has condemned the incident as “an appalling terrorist attack”.
Hundreds of people fled the arena screaming after hearing ‘loud bangs’ at the end of an Ariana Grande concert – where many of the gig goers were young girls of primary and secondary school age with their parents.
Witnesses said they saw smoke and heard an explosion coming from the foyer area – and reported seeing people covered in blood – at around 10.40pm.
There are unconfirmed reports that people have suffered “shrapnel type injuries” in the incident at the 21,000-capacity arena – as local hospitals reported they were expecting “mass casualties.”
Perez Hilton’s blog claimed Ariana – who was not on stage at the time of the blast – is “in hysterics” following the incident and “is in no condition to perform”, according to an insider.
In a heartstricken message posted on Twitter, Ariana apologised for what happened and called herself “broken”.
“Broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words,” she said.
Her followers were quick to reassure the 23-year-old that the blast was not her fault, with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton telling her not to feel guilty.
“This is not your fault. Don’t internalize any guilt. We are all hurting. Much love,” he tweeted.
TMZ has reported that Ariana has suspended the rest of her world tour in the wake of the incident.
She is currently on the UK leg of her Dangerous Woman world tour and is due to perform at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday and Friday.
However, The O2 tweeted to warn ticketholders that the concerts might not go ahead in the wake of the deadly attack.
“Ariana is due to perform at The O2 on Thursday and Friday and we will advise as soon as we can as to the status of those shows,” it said in a short statement.
TMZ now claims Ariana’s tour has been put on hold ‘indefinitely’, meaning her upcoming concerts in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland will likely be cancelled, or at least postponed.