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The words come from the song "Just the way you are" by Bruno Mars but they might as well have been written for Hollie Gazzard, the young hairdresser who was stabbed to death a year ago today.
Oh, her eyes, her eyes Make the stars look like they're not shinin' Her hair, her hair Falls perfectly without her trying She's so beautiful And I tell her everyday
They were sung at a vigil this evening to remember Hollie. It took place outside the hairdressing salon in Gloucester where the 20-year-old worked - and where she was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend.
Here's the song sung in memory of Hollie Gazzard, who died on 18 February 2013.
A year ago today Hollie Gazzard was stabbed to death in the hairdressing salon where she worked in Gloucester.
The attack was carried out by her former boyfriend Asher Maslin. He's now been sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison.
This evening her family will gather outside the salon where she worked for a service of remembrance.
Her father Nick says hundreds of people are expected to attend.
We want it to be a celebration, because it is a year since Hollie has died. And lot of good things have happened in that year, since she has died, so we wanted to celebrate her life, and all those people who have helped us throughout that year to join us and celebrate as well.
Since Hollie's death, her family and friends have worked tirelessly to combat domestic abuse. The Home Secretary has issued a statement to mark the anniversary of Hollie's murder.
I offer my condolences to Hollie Gazzard’s family on the first anniversary of her tragic murder.
I commend the work of her family to set up the Hollie Gazzard Trust in her honour. It is to stop cases like Hollie’s that I have brought forward legislation to criminalise coercive and controlling behaviour. I have also placed domestic homicide reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learnt from these individual tragedies.
The best thing we can do to honour the memory of Hollie and other victims is to work to end all violence against women and girls.
The number children spending time in a refuge is expected to rise this Christmas - as this is the time of year when domestic violence tends to increase. One charity in the West is trying to do its bit to help. Filling shoeboxes full of gifts that families can open on Christmas Day. Katie Rowlett reports.
Hundreds of friends and family of Hollie Gazzard walked from Gloucester to Cheltenham today to raise money for a charity in her name. The 22-year-old died from stab wounds while working at a salon in Gloucester. But today was about celebrating her life. Ken Goodwin reports.
The threat of rain didn't put of large numbers of people turning out in Cheltenham for Hollie Gazzard's remembrance walk. The Nicholas Gazzard, Hollie's father got the event underway:
A large crowd have joined the family of Hollie Gazzard in Cheltenham to take part in a remembrance walk. Since her death in February they have have set up a charitable trust in her name, to sponsor the training of young hairdressers and contribute towards the fight against domestic violence.
Speaking to ITV News the father of Hollie Gazzard said that today's walk is a day to celebrate Hollie and remember the 22 year old. Nicholas Gazzard told Ken Goodwin that although the day would be tinged with sadness they hope to keep it positive as well:
Her family have set up a charitable trust in her name, to sponsor the training of young hairdressers, and also to contribute towards the fight against domestic violence. Today friends and family will walk from Gloucester to Cheltenham to raise money for the trust.
Hundreds of people are gathering at the King Edward pub in Longlevens for charity walk in remembrance of Hollie Gazzard. Hollie died after being stabbed in the hairdressing salon where she worked in Gloucester.