Eve Aston — a woman who survived the Manchester Arena bombing at Ariana Grande's 2017 concert in the U.K. — has been found dead, years after the massacre reportedly left the 20-year-old with PTSD and depression.
“It's like a bad dream. It’s like she’s going to walk back through the door and say, ‘Got ya!’ She’s left such a big hole — everyone’s saying they can’t believe it," Eve's mom, Amanda Aston, told Birmingham Mail, noting the family is "heartbroken."
Eve was reportedly found dead on Friday, July 23, in the bedroom of her Finchfield home. Though her cause of death is still unknown, Eve's mom revealed her late daughter faced many challenges after the horrifying attack.
"[Eve] loved cars and was looking at getting a job working with cars but her depression got worse. She couldn’t sleep or hear bangs after the concert," Amanda told the outlet. She also revealed Eve went to the concert with her dad, Andrew Aston — who was the one who found the brunette beauty dead in her room.
Eve and Andrew attended the "positions" songstress' concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017, when 22 people were killed by British suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Apart from those who lost their lives on that tragic day, more than 800 concertgoers were left “with physical and deep psychological injuries,” authorities stated, per the New York Post.
“[Eve and Andrew] were on the other side, not where the bomb went off," the grieving mom continued to tell the outlet of that night. Despite suffering from her own battles, Amanda said Eve "has been back to Manchester and has loved putting flowers down for people."
Apart from announcing the tragic news, Amanda praised her late daughter, sharing that she was a "jolly soul" from the "moment she was born."
"She had a very funny sense of humor and was a daddy’s girl," the 55-year-old continued. “She always had friends around her and was having sleepovers. She had lots of friends who she was always there for.”
While trying to come to terms with the loss of "such a beautiful person," Amanda declared: “[Eve] should be here. We want to give her a good sendoff."
"You shouldn’t have to bury your daughter," the mourning mom said. "I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.”