Corrie stars join mourners for 'superfan' killed by bomb
A host of Coronation Street stars were among mourners who gathered to celebrate the life of a PR boss killed in the Manchester Arena bombing.
Martyn Hett (29) was a "superfan" of the ITV1 soap and even had a tattoo of Weatherfield stalwart Deirdre Barlow on his leg.
In attendance at yesterday's funeral at Stockport Town Hall were actors Helen Worth (Gail McIntyre), Jennie McAlpine (Fiz Brown), Kym Marsh (Michelle Connor), Anthony Cotton (Sean Tully) and the show's producer Kate Oates.
His Coronation Street-themed coffin arrived at the service in a horse-drawn carriage and was greeted by a minute's applause before it entered the building to the tune of Beautiful by Mariah Carey.
Former Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus welcomed guests to the service in which the dress code was "black and fabulous".
Mr Hett was a fan of the Scottish singer and once travelled on a coach for more than 24 hours to see her in concert.
The family of Mr Hett, who appeared on reality shows Tattoo Fixers and Come Dine With Me, have asked for donations to be given to the Kidscan Children's Cancer Charity, Beechwood Children's Bereavement Service and Beacon Counselling in Mr Hett's memory.
A funeral service for 15-year-old Megan Hurley, another of the 22 victims of the atrocity, also took place yesterday in her home town of Halewood, Merseyside.