John Legend Sends Love To Manchester Victim's Parents: "I Can't Imagine The Pain"


John Legend sent a heartfelt video message to the parents of Manchester victim Olivia Campbell after learning she was a fan of his music.

The video was played for Olivia's mother, Charlotte Campbell, and stepdad, Paul Hodgson, when they appeared on Good Morning Britain on May 31.

Olivia was apparently a big John Legend fan, and particularly loved his song "All of Me." She sang it at a talent show, and it was played at her memorial service.

Legend said in the video,

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 that she sang 'All of Me' for a talent show and that you played it at her memorial service. And 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 you 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 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.

Following the video, Hodgson said Olivia would have loved to see it, saying, “Little girl, up there, looking down and going 'I've done it, I've done it.'”

Olivia, 15, was one of the 22 victims killed in the Manchester bombing following an Ariana Grande concert on May 22.

She was missing for hours before being identified as one of the fatalities.

Charlotte hadn't seen Olivia since 5 p.m. the night of the concert.

Ariana Grande announced yesterday she will be returning to Manchester this Sunday, June 4, to perform a benefit concert for the victims of the attack with nine other artists.

All of the proceeds of the One Love Manchester concert will go to the families of the victims.

The performers will reportedly be Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Take That, and Niall Horan. Grande has also offered to pay for the funerals of all the victims of the attack.

Citations: John Legend Manchester Victim Tribute (Mashable)