Joan Grande has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack
Joan Grande told her Twitter followers she stands with them “in the face of evil” as she paid tribute to the victims of the bombing, which happened at the end of her 23-year-old daughter’s concert at Manchester Arena.
Taking to Twitter a week after the heartless attack, she urged people to never let terror “rule our lives”.
In an emotional post she wrote: "This past week I have spent in reflective thought, prayer & deep sorrow. I join my daughter in extending my help & services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester!
Ariana Grande's mother Joan was reportedly in the front row when she heard the explosion 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
Joan Grande paid her respects to the victims on Twitter
“My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering & survivors of that night, along with the families & friends whose grief knows no bounds.
"I stand with you all in the face of evil & we stand together to never let it rule our lives! Thank you to all those who helped in any way that night in Manchester. I continually thank those who are & were in service protecting our freedoms every day all over the world! #MemorialDay."
Joan is believed to have still been sitting in the front row when she heard the explosion and according to TMZ, she reportedly saved as many as 10 children on the night as she took them backstage.
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Ariana Grande with her brother Frankie and their mother Joan
The terror attack in Manchester killed 22 people
Yesterday, Ariana’s brother Frankie Grande, 34, paid respects to the victims of the barbaric act and in a statement on Twitter, he urged people to “come together and spread a message of love”.
Their heartbreaking messages comes after the One Last Time singer announced in her own statement that she is returning to the city for a benefit concert.
And yesterday, TMZ reported that the gig could take place as soon as next Sunday with some of the biggest names in music set to join her in raising money for the victims and their families.