Death Toll 22: Daytona's Margie Patchett praying for English hubby's safe flight home from Manchester in wake of bomb blast at Ariana Grande concert

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headlne Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Margie Patchett and her English-born husband, Stuart don't relate to the music of pop tart Ariana Grande as they are big-time fans of local classic rock singer and guitar-extroardinaire Brad Sayre, frequenting pubs and restaurants in Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach now and then on weekends to see him perform.

Margie Patchett couldn't even sing a lyric or two from one of Grande's discograpry like her 2014 No. 2 Billboard smash, "Problem," featuring leggy blonde Australian import Iggy Azalea's rap lyrics. Iggy who? Exactly. Only one teen heartthrob shamelessly comes to mind for Patchett, and that's David Cassidy of Patridge Family fame -- early 1970s hip TV series and band.

But Patchett, like countless people around the globe know now who Ariana Grande is now following the deadly explosion at the 20,000 seat stadium in Manchester, England, where she was performing. At least 22 people are now confirmed dead, including the bomber, too, according to Brish authorities. And at least 50 other concert goers were injured, some critically.

Patchett's husband Stuart, an English native, is supposed to fly out of the Birmingham Airport today having visited relatives theres where he grew up.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.