Angelika and Marcin Klis were born in Poland.Marcin was 42 years old at the time of his death on 22nd May 2017. Angelika was 39 when she died.
Angelika and Marcin met in Poland in the early 1990s and fell in love. In 1996, they married. They had two daughters: Aleksandra and Patrycja.By 2007, the family had moved to England.
Angelika and Marcin were devoted to their children, as well as each other. I heard how they would dedicate time to being together as a family.Angelika loved lying in the sunshine and being with her daughters, shopping and going for massages. Marcin loved photography and rock music. They travelled together and took holidays in Rome, Egypt and Poland. Spending time as a family is what made them both happiest.
Aleksandra and Patrycja described Angelika and Marcin as their best friends and spoke of their “amazing parents”. They remember that their love for each other was incredibly strong and that, “they were so in love, as if they were teenagers without a care in the world … They were soulmates and they didn’t want to be without each other.”
Events of 22nd May 2017
Angelika and Marcin and their daughters arrived at the Arena that night as a family.Angelika and Marcin left their daughters there, having arranged to meet up after the concert. They spent a few hours in Manchester City Centre together. Photographs and footage taken from the evening show just how in love and how happy they were.
Angelika and Marcin returned to the City Room at 22:23 and remained standing with their arms around one another.They were holding each other at the point of the detonation.