There was an empty chair in the audience of "The Wendy Williams Show" Tuesday, a chair that should have been filled by one of the 22 victims of the Manchester bombing.
"One of the things you might have noticed today is there's an empty chair, it's there for a reason," a tearful Wendy Williams said during the episode.
"You remember the Manchester Bombing from last week. There were 22 people killed, one of those people was a 29-year-old 'Wendy' watcher by the name of Martyn Hett," she continued. "Martyn, oh my god this is so crazy, he was supposed to be in our 'Wendy' audience yesterday and today."
"He saved for 2 years to have a fabulous time in New York and come to our show. He called it a 'trip of a lifetime' on his social media and he was really popular on Twitter and he had his own pop culture website and he's remembered as a man who loved life, like all my people, with passion, courage and laughter," Williams said. "I spoke to his best girlfriend over in London and told her that I was doing this and she was floored."
"So Martyn, in honor of you, we're keeping that chair open," she said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family."
A vigil celebrating Hett's life was held on Sunday in Greater Manchester, where his mother spoke about the #BeMoreMartyn hashtag being used in his honor on social media.
"I don't know how that came about and who started it but I'm going to have it tattooed somewhere on my body. I think he's taught us all a lesson how to live life more fully," she said, according to the BBC.