Michelle Kiss (left) was confirmed to have died this morning by family members. Right, her daughter Millie is seen being comforted by officers
A photograph of a young girl being comforted after the attack at an Ariana Grande concert lost her mother in the attack.
Michelle Kiss, of Clitheroe, Lancashire, died after bomber Salman Abedi, 22, detonated a bomb which claimed lives and injured many. ISIS claimed responsibility for the atrocity.
Michelle’s daughter, 12-year-old child actress Millie, is the young girl who was being cared for by officers while they searched for her mother.
Her family said: ‘Michelle Kiss was a loving wife to Tony, mother to Dylan, Elliot and Millie, as well as daughter to Mick and Christine and sister to Nichola.
‘She tragically died during the horrible event that occurred on Monday night.
The concerned officer put her jacket around the young girl after the concert while other police
Michelle wrote about Millie’s excitement about the concert just hours before the horrific attack took place
‘Family was her life and we are all obviously devastated by her loss. She has been taken away from us, and all that love her, in the most traumatic way imaginable.
‘We hope to draw from the courage and strength she showed in her life to get through this extremely difficult time.’
Mother of three, who worked with Tony in the pair’s family business, posted a picture of Millie and another young girl on Facebook, sharing the excitement ahead of the concert.
In a Facebook post she wrote: ‘Excited girlies ready to watch Ariana.’
Her niece, Laura Murray, confirmed her death on Facebook, Ms Murray said she was ‘heartbroken’ and it was ‘horrible’.
In one post where a concerned member of the public asked for her for an update, Ms Murray responded: ‘She has passed, thank you for sharing.’
Verena Twigg added: ‘Thank you to everyone who has shared this, and for your kind words. R.I.P Michelle.’
Mr Telford, who shared regular posts about Michelle’s disappearance on his page, wrote on Twitter: ‘Cannot believe it. Gutted. Cruel cruel world. Rest in Peace Michelle, my thoughts are with the Kiss family at this terrible time.’
Facebook user Amy Pickering wrote under one post: ‘Rip Michelle. Such a beautiful lady.’
Another Facebook user Diana Barton said: ‘Absolutely heart broke, RIP beautiful michelle. Thoughts to all Michelle’s family and friend.’
22 people died in the attack, namely:
Saffie Rose Roussor, 8, Nell Jones, 14, Sorrel Leczkowski, 14, Olivia Campbell, 15, Georgina Callander, 18, John Atkinson, 26, Martyn Hett, 29, Kelly Brewster, 32, Lisa Lees, 43, Megan Hurley, Alison Howe, 45, Jane Tweddle-Taylor, 50, Angelika Klis, 39, and her husband Marcin, 42, are confirmed to have been killed so far.
Eilidh Macleod, 14, Chloe Rutherford, 17, Courtney Boyle, 19, Liam Curry, 19, Philip Tron, 32, and Wendy Fawell, 50 are still missing.