John Legend offered his condolences in a sincere video message to the parents of Olivia Campbell, a 15-year-old who died in the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last week.
Campbell was a fan of the singer and had even recorded a cover of Legend’s song “All of Me.” The recording was even played at her memorial service.
The teen’s mother and stepfather, Charlotte Campbell and Paul Hodgson, appeared in an interview on “Good Morning Britain” on Monday when they were presented with the heartfelt message from Legend, who had heard about Olivia’s love for him.
“I understand that she was a fan of my music and that she sang my song ‘All of Me’ for a talent show, and that you played it at her memorial service,” he says in the video message.
“I wanted to thank you for playing the song and let you know that I was so moved by your daughter’s performance of the song. I want to send you as much love as I can send you from far away,” Legend added.
The singer, who has a daughter, Luna, with wife Chrissy Teigen, emphasized that he “can’t imagine the pain” of having to bury your own daughter.
After Legend’s message ended, Hodgson said on the show that his “little girl, up there” was “looking down and going ‘I’ve done it, I’ve done it.’”