Chloe Rutherford was the daughter of Lisa and Mark Rutherford and the sister of Scott.She was 17 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.
Liam Curry was the son of Caroline and Andrew Curry and the brother of Zack.He was 19 years old when he died.
Both of them showed outstanding promise in their young lives. Chloe had an early love of theatre and thrilled audiences in stage performances while at school.She went to college to study music performance, where she discovered a love of songwriting. Chloe expressed herself through writing lyrics and performing her own music, often raising money for charity. Liam excelled in sports, particularly cricket, for which he shared a passion with his father. He went on to study sports science at college and then university.
Liam and Chloe were two very happy teenagers. They had been dating since 2014, after meeting at a cricket club.“QWERTY keyboard of love”.Their relationship blossomed on what Liam’s mother described as the
During their three years together, they supported each other as they continued their education and made decisions about their careers. Also, just a few months before the Attack, they dealt with the devastating loss of Liam’s father, Andrew.“rock” during this time.Chloe was described as being Liam’s
Liam had decided that he wanted to join the police.Chloe had secured an apprenticeship with a local travel agency. She was thrilled about this. In the months that were to follow the Ariana Grande concert, they had trips to Majorca and New York planned.
I heard about the joy they brought to one another and their families. They were described as being at their best when together.They had so much in their lives to look forward to. Their families were in no doubt that they would have married and had a family.
Events of 22nd May 2017
Liam and Chloe attended the concert that night as just one of many special occasions in their lives. I heard that they were staying overnight in Manchester and spent time before the concert shopping and having dinner together.They sent pictures to their families from their seats in the Arena.
They entered the City Room together at 22:30:49.