Following the tragedy after Ariana Grande’s concert Monday night inside the Manchester Arena in England, many famous faces have taken to social media to express their condolences.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, posted a message via the royal family’s Twitter account on behalf of his wife and brother.
“Hundreds of friends, parents, children, and partners are confronting unimaginable grief today, and we send out thoughts to them all,” the message said. “We also send out thanks to the people of Manchester for their display of strength, decency, and community that is an example to the world.”
A message from The Duke of Cambridge following last night's attack in Manchester. pic.twitter.com/g8EWtuC2A8— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 23, 2017
The Queen of England said in a statement: "I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected." She held a moment of silence during her garden party Tuesday afternoon.
Following the attack in Manchester, The Queen and Members of the Royal Family held a minute's silence at today's Garden Party. pic.twitter.com/tAoo5XJWoG— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 23, 2017
ISIS is taking credit for the attack which claimed the lives of 22 people.
There was an emotional tribute by British comedian James Corden on The Late Late Show.
“I am telling you a more tight knit group of people you will be hard pressed to find. Strong, proud, caring people with community at its core. And if it was even possible the spirit of the people of Manchester will grow even stronger this evening,” he said as he fought back tears.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May was defiant in a statement which read: “All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people but this attack stands out for its appalling sickening cowardice deliberately targeting innocent defenseless young people.”
President Trump spoke out about the bombings during his trip to Israel, saying in a statement he would call the terrorists “losers.”
“I will call them from now on losers because that's what they are they're losers an we'll have more of them but they're losers just remember that,” he said.
Pop stars and celebrities have also taken to social media to express support for Grande as well as their shock and disbelief.
A lot of crying going on here. So much love for Manchester x x x— Lily (@lilyallen) May 23, 2017
sad to hear about Manchester, sending prayers and endless amount of love— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) May 23, 2017
Broken hearted for the families tonight. Broken hearted for Ari. Broken hearted for the state of this world. ?— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 23, 2017
My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 23, 2017
?❤️ Manchester— el-p (@therealelp) May 23, 2017
Manchester, known through the world for its famous music scene, has had a slew of artists from the city pay their respects.
Joy Division tweeted from their official account that “Our hearts go out to the victims and their families affected.”
Former Joy Division and New Order bassist, Peter Hook, whose daughter attended the concert, said she was safe.
My daughter made it home safe from Ariana Grande last night. My heart goes out to all parents & those involved. Manchester stay strong. X— Peter Hook (@peterhook) May 23, 2017
Liam Gallagher of Oasis said he was in “total shock and absolutely devastated about what’s gone down.”
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
Former Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr, called for unity following the attacks on his city.
Manchester stands together.— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) May 23, 2017
The city, also home to two of the world’s biggest soccer teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, saw players, past and present express their grief.
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at MCFC are with those affected following the horrifying events of last night.https://t.co/KzFQY6ZG2K— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 23, 2017
Devastating news this morning. Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 23, 2017
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It's a sad day for the great city of Manchester. #Unity— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 22, 2017
Former Eagles of Death Metal drummer, Julian Dorio, who was on stage at Le Bataclan in Paris when his band was attacked by ISIS terrorists in the November 2015 attack on the city, posted a heartfelt message on Instagram urging people to help.
Watching the news unfold last night was simply heartbreaking. One can spend a lifetime asking why, but right now we must offer Manchester the strength to choose love over hate. Light over dark. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this senseless act. Manchester, we are united. Give blood by calling 0300 123 23 23 & book an appt if you're in the Greater Manchester area.