An Ariana Grande fan who attended the Manchester Arena concert in 2017 was found dead in her bedroom after suffering from depression and PTSD following the bombing.

The parents of Eve Aston, 20, are raising money for her funeral after her father found her dead in her bedroom in Finchfield, Wolverhampton, last month. Although the cause of her death remains unknown, the family said they had struggled with loud noises and sleep since the concert.

Writing on the GoFundMe page, Eve’s mother Amanda Aston said: “The Manchester attack took its toll as Eve was present, however, the force of Ariana Grande’s music brought her through to the sides of her father who was with her at the time and guided her outside. “

She described Eve as “strong, funny, beautiful and caring,” adding, “Everyone she knew would always put before her, she was such a selfless person.”

The GoFundMe page has already surpassed its goal of £ 4,500, raising £ 5,625 “for her heartbroken family who weren’t expecting to organize their daughter’s funeral as she was only 20 years old.”

Aston told the Birmingham Mail her daughter had always been a “happy soul” with many friends, but started suffering from PTSD after attending the Manchester Arena concert, where she had been on the other side of the room from which the bomb exploded. .

Eve had returned to the scene to lay flowers to commemorate the 22 deaths, she said.

Aston added that Eve was interested in working with cars but struggled to launch her career due to depression. She has said in recent weeks that she “seemed to come back to her old self” and that she had lost a lot of weight.

She said, “We are heartbroken, it’s like a bad dream. It’s like she’s going to come back through the door and say, “I understand you! “”

An investigation into the police and security response to the Manchester Arena attack that ended this summer identified a number of failures that claimed lives overnight, including that there were had multiple opportunities to identify the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, as a security threat. .

The mother of a victim campaigned for the introduction of the “Martyn Law”, which calls on sites and local authorities to have action plans against terrorist attacks. The government’s plans to make it a legal requirement are under discussion.