Olivia Campbell was one of the first victims to be named following last Monday’s barbarous attack at Manchester Arena.
Just after 10:30pm a man by the name of Salman Abedi committed a suicide attack in the name of a religion he rarely followed as thousands began to leave an Ariana Grande concert.
22 people were killed in total, most of them young girls, including Olivia who was just 15.
Although she was taken from this Earth so young, Olivia, from Bury, spent her days singing and a video of her singing John Legend’s All Of Me has since gone viral with her parents, Paul and Charlotte, hoping it will get into the charts.
Now – as the days continue to pass, John Legend himself has offered a tribute to the parents at this hard time while speaking on ITV.
As you can see in the video, Legend said:
Hello Paul and Charlotte, this is John Legend. I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through.
I have a young daughter and I can’t imagine the feeling you must be going through right now to have to bury your own daughter.
I understand that she was a fan of my music and she sang my song All of Me for a talent show and that you played it at her memorial service.
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The message concluded:
I want to thank you for playing the song and let you know that I was so moved by your daughter’s performance of the song.
And I want to send us as much love as I can send you from far away, and as much sympathy and condolences I can send you.
I know it won’t make up for the loss that you’re feeling right now but any love that we can send you we want to send you right now and wish you all the best. Take care.
Our thoughts continue to go out to all those affected by last Monday’s horrific and cowardly attack.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.