Just half an hour before Olivia Campbell died in the Manchester terror attacks, the 15-year-old sent a joyful text message to her boyfriend sharing her excitement.
“I’m having so much fun,” the teenager wrote at 9.53pm, The Sun reports. Olivia signed off the text to her boyfriend, Lewis Brierley, with three hearts.
The teenager was one of 22 people who tragically lost their lives after a nail bomb was detonated at Manchester Arena on Monday.
Lewis shared an emotional tribute to his girlfriend on Facebook, posting: “Words can’t describe how happy I am that she was in my life."
“My heart aches when I see her face it aches not knowing, not knowing what we could have been as a couple,” he wrote. “I pray for all of the family’s (sic) of the casualties may you find peace with you (sic) loved ones.”
He ended the message with the heartbreaking declaration: “I love you Olivia and I will never forget you as long as I live.”
Olivia Campbell, a 15-year-old schoolgirl, has been confirmed dead in the horrific Manchester bombings that tore through Ariana Grande’s concert on Monday.
Olivia’s mother, Charlotte Cambell, told CNN that she had last spoken to her daughter at around 8.30pm before the performance.
Ariana Grande was one of Olivia’s favorite artists. Her mother had even bought the teenager new clothes to wear at the concert.
“It’s the most horriblest feeling ever,” Ms Campbell recounted. “To know your daughter’s there and you can’t find her, you don’t know if she’s dead or alive ... And I don’t know how people can do this to innocent children.”
The mother posted an emotional tribute to the teenager on Facebook today confirming the sad news.
“RIP my darling precious gorgeous girl Olivia Campbell taken far far to soon go sing with the angels and keep smiling mummy loves you so much,” she wrote.
The terror attacks have been described as the worst in the past decade in the UK and have claimed the lives of 22 people.