Ariana Grande Offers To Cover Funeral Costs For Manchester Victims
Ariana Grande is doing what she can to help the families of the victims lost during her Manchester concert on Monday night (May 22) by paying for their funerals.
Following her heartbreaking message on Twitter, the 23-year-old pop star has reportedly offered to fund the funerals of the 22 people, who lost their lives in the bombing of the Manchester Arena. No official word from the singer has surfaced, but an Ariana fan account reported that she reached out to each of the families and pledged to offer the financial assistance.
Less than 24 hours since the devastating terror attack, Grande arrived back to the United States as she was photographed landing in Boca Raton, Florida. She was greeted by her family and boyfriend Mac Miller at the airport, which is about 30 mins away from her hometown area of Coconut Creek. “Mac waited for Ariana at the bottom of the [private jet] stairs,” a source told PEOPLE. “She looked distraught and like she has been crying. They hugged for a while before they headed to a waiting car. Ariana’s mom Joan was with her.”
As you can imagine, Grande is extremely torn over the tragedy. “It’s so, so sad. She loves her fans and is absolutely crushed and devastated as you can imagine. She can’t believe this happened,” another source added. “She just wants to be with her family and loved ones right now.”
At time of press, a total of 22 fatalities and 59 injuries had been reported because of the attack. Authorities believe the suspect, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, is dead. In addition, a 23-year-old male and three unnamed men in south Manchester have been arrested in connection to it all, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.