Who Was Lisa Lees? The Manchester Victim's Daughter Attended The Ariana Grande Concert
While waiting for her daughter at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert on Monday night, Lisa Lees, a 47-year-old mother, was standing in the foyer of the arena when a suicide bomber set off an explosion. Lees' brother confirmed her death last night. "For those who don’t know Lisa is gone but never, ever forgotten. I love you Lisa I’ll miss you so much," Lee Hunter wrote on Facebook on Tuesday night.
Lees is among the at least 22 victims killed and more than 100 people injured on Monday night after the attack on the Ariana Grande concert, which occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Names of those killed have begun to emerge in the past 24 hours. At the time of the bombing, Lees was waiting with her friend, the 45-year-old Alison Howe, whose daughter was also attending the concert. Howe died as well. The Manchester assailant has been identified as a 22-year-old man. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
At the time of writing this article, over 500 people had left Lees' brother heartfelt condolences on Facebook. A friend commenting on Hunter's post wrote that Lees was a kind-hearted coworker at Salon 7 in Royton, a small town in the county of Greater Manchester. "Our daughter was under Lisa at Salon 7 and she helped her so much to get through her course," wrote a Facebook user named Michelle Anthony Chadwick. "We will never be able to thank Lisa for all she did for Kadie. Her memory will live on in everyone she has helped. So sorry for your massive loss."
Meg Fox, who said she also had worked with Lees, shared Hunter's post, writing: "R.I.P Lisa, my old boss at Salon 7. Can't believe it. I am so shocked. You did not deserve this. I'm so upset to think you're gone. Such a hard-working, dedicated lady and a treasure to the work place. You will be so sadly missed." (Salon 7 did not return Bustle's request for comment. It posted on Facebook on that it would be closed on Wednesday.)
Another friend left a message on Facebook recalling good times, when Lees would manicure her nails. "I'm absolutely devastated to be reading this, it's just horrendous," wrote Vanessa Lacy. "I just keep thinking of when we used to chat at my work, she'd come & do my nails & have a laugh. Such a beautiful, warm, lovely lady. I just cannot get my head around this. My thoughts go out to you & all the family."