Idris Elba tweets passionate message to Manchester attack victims
British artists, actors and musicians are reacting with shock and sadness at the Manchester Arena suicide attack that killed 22 people — including some children — and injured 59 at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande.
Liam Gallagher, the Manchester-based former singer of the Oasis, led the tributes on Twitter:
In total shock and absolutely devastated about what’s gone down in MANCHESTER sending Love and Light to all the family’s involved LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 23, 2017
He was followed by Take That vocalist and X-factor judge Gary Barlow:
Sad, sad news from Manchester. Praying for all the victims and families involved.
— Gary Barlow (@GaryBarlow) May 23, 2017
One Direction’s Harry Styles said he was “heartbroken” over the attack and sent his love to everyone involved:
I’m heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight.
Sending love to everyone involved. H
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 23, 2017
The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, Johnny Marr, Lily Allen, Liam Payne and Olly Murs all tweeted their shock and support:
The Rolling Stones are deeply shocked to hear of the appalling events in Manchester & send condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) May 23, 2017
Just woken up and seen the news. My heart and soul is broken for every single victim, and their families and friends. So painfully sad x
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) May 23, 2017
Manchester stands together.
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) May 23, 2017
Horrified hearing about what’s going on in Manchester . Bless everyone x
— Lily (@lilyallen) May 23, 2017
To see what has happened in Manchester makes me really sad. My thoughts are with those that are experiencing such tragedy at this time x
— Liam (@LiamPayne) May 23, 2017
Victoria Beckham posted a powerful illustration:
Many people retweeted Idris Elba’s message:
Mate, that is fucking horrible what happened in Manchester. My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives. 👎🏾No
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) May 23, 2017