In the immediate aftermath of the terror attack at Manchester Arena that killed 22, including an eight-year-old girl, and injured dozens more departing an Ariana Grande concert on Monday, the 23-year-old singer distraughtly tweeted her condolences before temporarily suspending her European tour.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017
Despite the gravity of the situation, countless stories have emerged highlighting the best of humanity—loved ones giving their lives for one another and unlikely heroes coming to the aide of complete strangers. The inspiring news continued on Wednesday, when reports began to surface that Grande, who has not spoken publicly since the attack, will pay for the funerals of those died.
Daily Mail reported that the pop star had reached out to the families of the deceased and offered to cover funeral costs. Grande’s representatives have yet to confirm the reports, but they did tell the Daily Mail that she and her team are planning to pay “proper respects.”
“Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost,” the rep said. “We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.”
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