Young Couple Killed in Manchester Terrorist Attack Laid to Rest Together

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Shortly after Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry were identified as victims of the terrorist bombing that took place at Ariana Grande‘s Manchester concert on May 22, the couple’s families released a statement that read, “[they] wanted to be together forever and now they are.” The teenagers’ loved ones upheld their wish by holding a joint funeral so they could officially be laid to rest together.

The 19-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were described as an “image of love” by the priest who said yesterday’s service at St. Hilda’s Church in South Shields, South Tyneside, England. The couple was escorted into the church together, both in white coffins.

“Inseparable in life, inseparable in death, inseparable now with the angels of heaven,” Father Chris Fuller said about the teens during the service.

Mourners were asked to wear blue and pink in order to celebrate the lovers’ lives.

Ariana’s “One Last Time” was played during the funeral, similar to what happened at Georgina Callander‘s celebration of life, and a recording of Chloe, who was a music student, singing Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” could be heard during the exit procession.

RIP to these beautiful souls.

Remembering the 9 teens and one child who died in the Manchester bombing: