FAMILY of Olivia Campbell-Hardy said an 'immense void' has been left in their lives following her tragic death in the Manchester Arena Bombing, the inquiry into the attack heard today.

Olivia from Bury was just 15 when she was murdered in the terror attack after an Ariana Grande concert in 2017.

Her dad Andrew Hardy and grandparents Steve and Sharon Goodman today shared pen portraits of Olivia on the final day of commemorative hearings.

Both tribute statements were read by Mr Goodman, whom she had called Papa.

Mr Goodman said Olivia had a love of musicals, live bands and solo artists, and often went to the theatre in Manchester, Salford and other areas.

Bury Times: Olivia Campbell-Hardy with her dad Andrew Hardy Olivia Campbell-Hardy with her dad Andrew Hardy

Her dad added that Olivia was a huge fan of Ariana Grande and had been "extremely excited" to go to the concert with a friend.

The two had gone into Manchester for some food before the show and were expected to return to Bury on the tram afterwards.

"She did not return home that evening and this will stay with me forever," her dad said.

"The family spent hours searching for her only later to be told that she had tragically died.

"Olivia was my youngest daughter and was a daddy's girl. We were very close.

"She had a grown up personality and a smile that would cheer anyone up.

"She wanted to be a music teacher as music was her life.

"Her death has left us all devastated and we have found it very hard to deal with life without her in it.

"I miss her every day, her infectious laugh and all the good times we had; but will never have again."

Bury Times: Olivia Campbell-Hardy (top left) with her grandparents Steve and Sharon Goodman, and relativeOlivia Campbell-Hardy (top left) with her grandparents Steve and Sharon Goodman, and relative

That May half term the family had been planning a holiday together, and Olivia had changed her mind at the last minute to come, Mr Goodman said.

"Sadly, I identified her body that week."

He added: "I was proud to be her Papa. Her grandma and I just wanted our grandchildren to grow up happy and healthy.

"We never thought we would be in this position."

Mr Hardy said Olivia "was born with a twinkle in her eye" and was a child "mesmerised by the world and its surroundings".

From an early age Olivia had a sense of humour and "always gave 100 per cent to what she did", he added.

Bury Times: Olivia Campbell-Hardy as a little girlOlivia Campbell-Hardy as a little girl

As a child she fell in love with singing and dancing and passed many dance exams.

At school she joined the choir and performed at the Manchester Arena for young voices.

She also auditioned for Britain's Got Talent.

Her family said that Olivia would attend dance classes at St Bernadette's with her Papa, and loved to visit and sing with her great grandmother Joan ­— whom she called "Lala".

Mr Hardy said her school reports described Olivia as "a well behaved, motivated pupil, who gained much from school and gave much in return".

"Her teachers said she was cheerful, kind, helpful and popular with all the children in her class."

He added: "Olivia was inclusive to everyone, no matter what about; what colour, what, religion, what gender or ability.

"None of this mattered to her. She just saw the person."

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Alongside performing Olivia also joined a girls football team, but realised "it was not for her", Mr Goodman told the inquiry.

"In her words: "I don't so sweat"," he said.

Olivia was said to have been very close with her extended family and loved to go on holiday with them in the UK and abroad.

She also enjoyed spending Saturday evenings with her grandparents watching Strictly Come Dancing, Mr Goodman said.

"We have so many things we could say and so many special memories.

"She was a joy to us and our large extended family."

He added: "The void in our lives is immense. Our lives have changed for ever."