An emotional Wendy Williams paid tribute to Martyn Hett, a 29-year-old public relations manager who died in a suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22.
She said Hett saved for 2 years to attend a taping of her show during his whirlwind 10-city tour of the United States. He was set to leave on his dream trip just 3 days after the Ariana concert.
Days before his death Hett tweeted that he scored two tickets to attend tapings of The Wendy Williams Show in New York City.
Wendy fought back tears as she explained that Hett would have been in her audience yesterday and today.
"So Martyn, in honor of you, we're keeping that chair open," she said tearfully, as the audience applauded and the camera panned to an empty seat.
OMG I JUST GOT TICKETS FOR THE 2ND SHOW I APPLIED FOR. I'M SEEING WENDY TWICE!!!!! ???????????????????
— Martyn (@martynhett) May 16, 2017
Hett was mocked on Twitter after his death because he tweeted in defense of Muslims last year. Twisted Twitter users said he deserved to die at the hands of an Islamic extremist after defending Islam.
@londonhypnofan the biggest casualties of ISIS attacks have been MUSLIMS. These terrorists may identify as Muslim, but they are sick...
— Martyn (@martynhett) July 30, 2016
— Marcus (@marcusuntrell) May 30, 2017