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Ariana Grande's brother Frankie took to Twitter to share a touching tribute
Frankie, 34, took to Twitter to share a statement one week after the tragic incident – which occurred just moments after Ariana’s final song – with him urging people to “come together and spread a message of love”.
He posted: “My prayers, thoughts, meditations and strength has been focused on those families and victims affected by the horrific tragedy in Manchester.
“I echo my sisters sentiment and say we can't allow hate to propagate hate and fear to propagate fear, but rather come together and spread a message of love, unity, and empowerment.
“And so I say, as I have before, shine bright, and when evil comes to drown out your light, 3throw shade over your beautiful soul, shine brighter!”
Frankie urged people 'to spread a message of love'
Frankie with his younger sister Ariana
My prayers, thoughts, meditations & strength has been focused on those families and victims affected by the horrific tragedy in Manchester
Ariana Grande's brother Frankie
Frankie’s message comes as TMZ reported that Ariana’s benefit concert – which she announced in her own statement posted on Twitter on Friday – could take place as soon as next Sunday.
Ariana shared in her heartfelt post: “My heart, prayers and deepest condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better.
“However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way. The only thing we can do now is choose how we let this affect us and how we live our lives from here on out.”
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Mourning for Manchester: The world pays tribute Thu, May 25, 2017
Makeshift memorials and tributes to victims of the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth visits the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Manchester
Ariana shared this heartbreaking statement on Twitter last Friday
The bomb was detonated moments after Ariana's final song at the Manchester Arena
Ariana went on to add that she’ll be heading back to the city very soon to raise money for the victims of the attack.
She continued: “I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend some time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families.
“I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be part of our expression of love for Manchester. I will have details to share with you as soon as a everything is confirmed.”