The brother of Manchester Area attack victim Martyn Hett has revealed a tribute to him that says “Be more Martyn”, on what would have been his 30th birthday.
He was one of 22 people killed in the May 22 bombing and was a social media star known for his obsession with Coronation Street, his pop culture writing and helping his mother’s knitting go viral.
On Friday, seven months after the attack, his elder brother Dan posted pictures of flowers he laid at a bench that has been placed in Martyn’s memory.
today should have been @martynhett’s 30th birthday. I wanted to leave some budget vodka and a Supermarket Sweep boxset but apparently that’s not the done thing. Stay young, bruv. pic.twitter.com/aCWKGmhCLq — Dan Hett (@danhett) December 15, 2017
People used the hashtag to pay their own tributes to Martyn and messages to Dan Hett.
Much love to you and yours today. He’ll never be forgotten by any of us. #bemoremartyn
Even on sad days this always makes me smile ?? Happy 30th Birthday Martyn Hett ? thinking of your loved ones today ❤️ too iconic to ever be forgotten ❤️ #bemoremartyn #always xx https://t.co/gSIQmfuGM6
December 15, 2017
Martyn Hett’s partner Russell Hayward tweeted just after midnight, showing the first and last picture of the couple and saying “You made me the person I am today and I’ll forever be grateful.”
Others posted tributes on Twitter, including one that showed Hett dancing on his own “without a care in the world” on his 29th birthday.
Taken on his birthday last year, pissed as a fart in the early evening on a school night, dancing by himself without a care in the world. God @martynhett you were just the best ? pic.twitter.com/n7Us3YwOPE — Liam (@LiamLambrini) December 15, 2017
.@martynhett would’ve been 30 years old today. Penblwydd Hapus, Martyn. Thinking of his family and friends today. pic.twitter.com/r8iiaggheo
Happy 30th Birthday my no.1 hun @martynhett. Love you forever ? pic.twitter.com/MCh5eX1CqL
Happy 30th @martynhett you eternally skinny youthful legend. Hope you’re having a scream up there. I’m commemorating your birthday with this pic of us because I know you hated it ? pic.twitter.com/pNARcsnJSA — Ian Warren (@ijwarren) December 15, 2017
The tributes come two days after Mariah Carey, of whom Martyn Hett was a fan, appeared alongside Hayward wearing a jacket that belonged to Hett, having played a concert at the Manchester Arena.
Thank you so much, Mariah. Meeting you was an absolute dream and the cherry on the cake was you wearing Martyn’s jacket. You gave me a true memory I shall cherish forever. ? pic.twitter.com/xM6l52h5qV
December 11, 2017