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Ariana Grande, a Pop Idol of Greek Heritage

MANCHESTER, England — A night highly anticipated by Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror after police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the Manchester Arena.

At least 22 concertgoers were killed and about 60 others were wounded in the Monday night bombing, with six area hospitals treating the victims by Tuesday morning.’

Grande, who had just left the stage, was unhurt, taking to Twitter to say: “From the bottom of my heart, I am so, so sorry. I don’t have words.”

What most people know is that Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known as Ariana Grande is a famous American singer and actress.

What they don’t know is that the young pop idol is of Greek descent, as she revealed through her social media accounts 3 years ago.

“Just found out my grandparents are heavily greek and part north african…. I thought I was Italian… who am i ? my whole life is a lie”, she tweeted on April 11, 2014.

She shared the same information at her Faceboook account:

“In ancient greek ‘Ariana’ means silver of the moonlight”, a follower replied:

After searching for her roots, Ariana came publicly to declare that she has an Italian ancestry. Specifically, she is half-Abruzzese and half-Sicilian. Sicily and Abbruzzo are both Italian states in the modern day Italy. Both her parents are descended from an Italian family.

Deeper research into her roots has shown her to be half North African and half Greek, which still would point back to her Italian origin.

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