Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler reached out to family of a murdered fan to help them through their trauma.

ELIZABETH SIMMS-REES, aged just 21, was battered with a rubber mallet and strangled by neighbour RICHARD CULLEN, 44, last June (02). And when TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART star Bonnie heard about her young fan's tragic death, she sent a heart-warming tribute to her family.

Mum SHARON HURLOW received a CD and a signed photograph from the singer with the message, "So sorry to hear about your daughter. I know she will always be in your heart. Love from Bonnie Tyler."

Grieving Sharon says, "Lizzy had all Bonnie's records and she always wanted to meet her but sadly she never got the chance."

12/06/2003 13:48