Our hearts just break for Martyn Hett.
The 29-year-old was one of 22 people killed in the Manchester bombing during Ariana Grande‘s concert on May 22. You may recognize him as Mariah Carey shared a beautiful tribute on her social media page in his honor.
Now it’s been revealed that he would’ve been a guest on the Wendy Williams Show on May 29 and 30, as he had planned and saved for two years to fly to New York on vacation!
Wendy paid tribute to the young man on her show Tuesday, tearing up as she told Martyn’s story. She said:
“Martyn was supposed to be in our Wendy audience yesterday and today. He saved for two years to have a fabulous time in New York and come to our show. He called it a trip of a lifetime on his social media. He’s remembered as a man who loved life, like all my people, who loved life with passion, courage and laughter.”
The talk show host further explained how a chair in the audience had been left empty in honor of the pop culture lover:
“So Martyn, in honor of you, we’re keeping that chair open. And our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.”
The 52-year-old also spoke to one of Martyn’s friends, who said that he would’ve been touched beyond belief by her words.
Watch Wendy’s heartfelt tribute (below)!
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