The news plunged the music world into mourning. Tom Parker has died at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Tom Parker’s illness was well known. The British music icon had already announced to his fans in October 2020 that he had an inoperable brain tumor. His wife, Kelsey Hardwick, shared the terrible news on Instagram: Our hearts are broken. She added: Tom was the center of our world. We cannot imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.
We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we join everyone to make sure that Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children. Thanks to everyone who supported taking care of him at all times, he fought until the end. I am always proud of you.
the Couple they married in 2018. Together they had two children: a little girl, Aurelia Rose, and a son, Bodhi. The band said they were devastated by Parker’s death and were with him and his family by his side when he died.
The Wanted: iconic group in mourning
The famous musical group The Wanted was formed in 2009. It consisted of Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness. They had two UK number one singles: Glad You Came and All Time Low. They also had success with the hits Chasing The Sun, Heart Vacancy, and Lightning. Although they are not well known in France, they are true music stars in the UK.
Tom Parker posted a photo with his bandmates earlier this week, simply declaring: Dream team.
The Wanted reunited for the concert of charity Stand Up To Cancer at the Royal Albert Hall in London last September. They also raised funds for the National Brain Appeal. Tom Parker was behind these concerts.
The group then released a best-of album. November. Shortly before the album’s release, Tom Parker told fans that his brain tumor was stable and under control. Then the band went on tour and Parker was shown sitting on a throne in scene for a few of his last concerts at the beginning of the month. It seems that his condition has already worsened.
Tom Parker: Tributes from the Music World
The death of Tom Parker left the British music world in mourning. Many stars paid tribute to him on social media.
Singer Ed Sheeran posted on Instagram: Very sad to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and love are with Kelsey, her children and her family. One day very sadwhat a lovely man.
Take That’s Howard Donald also paid tribute to Parker: so young and so sad. RIP Tom Parker from The Wanted. Strength and love for his family.
Rylan Clark said this was absolutely disappointing news. He was a very nice guy. It’s so sad to hear. shipping from Love to Kelsey and the kids, he wrote. One Direction’s Liam Payne said he had the heart broken. He was so full of life and humor and the memories I have of him will be etched in my memory forever.
The non-profit organization Brain Tumor Research UK issued a statement welcoming Parker’s openness about his illness and his fundraising efforts. Hugh Adams, of the charity, said: Since his diagnosis, Tom has been outspoken and honestly of the impact of the disease and, in doing so, helped raise awareness of the devastation wrought by brain tumors.
Anonymous were also in large numbers to pay tribute to the British music icon. The messages of support for his widow number in the thousands. The People Act magazine team joins fans in sending their sincerest condolences to Tom Parker’s family and all his loved ones.
Tom Parker: Wanted star dies of brain cancer at 33
Tom Parker, star of the British-Irish pop group The Wanted, has died aged 33 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. brainthe group announced Wednesday.
the singer has revealed his illness in October 2020, when he told his fans that the tumor was inoperable.
Kelsey Hardwick, wife of the artist, wrote on Instagram: Our hearts are broken.
Tom was the center of our world. We cannot imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence, the woman added.
The couple married in 2018 and have a daughter, Aurelia Rose, and a son, Bodhi.
We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all join together to ensure that Tom’s light continues to shine through his magnificent childrenHardwick’s statement continues.
The group had two UK number one singles, Glad You Came and All Time Low, and eight other top 10 hits, including Chasing The Sun, Heart Vacancy and Lightning.
RIP Tom Parker 💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/veeNcilezI
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During death, his partner Kaneswaran wrote on Instagram: I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to witness his bravery. It’s been a pleasure having you in my life, Tommy.
Thank you for letting us see you light up the world. I’ll talk to you soon, see you later. I love you my brother, she added.
Former One Direction star Liam Payne says he’s heartbroken.
Tom Parker was so full of life and humor that the memories I have of him will always stay with me.
Meanwhile, singer Ed Sheeran showed his support for the musician’s family.
Tom Parker from The Wanted visited us for his cancer docu. He recorded a podcast with Amani where they shared their journey as brain cancer patients. He was kind and humble and kept in touch with Amani. Very sad to hear that he also lost his battle with cancer today. I miss you Tom and Amani pic.twitter.com/dIRv9nxrkC
— Khuram (@Khuram1972) March 30, 2022
I am very sad to hear of Tom’s death. My thoughts and love are with Kelsey, her children and her family. It’s a very sad day, what a lovely man.
For her part, Adele Roberts, BBC Radio 1 DJ, who revealed in January who had been treated for bowel cancer, said that Parker was a hero and an inspiration.
He was very strong. Thank you for everything you have done, he shared on his Twitter account.
Last September, the Wanted reunited for a concert called Stand Up To Cancer, which was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The group has also raised funds for the National Brain Appeal, which Finance research and treatment at the UK National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
The non-profit organization Brain Tumor Research, also based in the UK, released a statement praising Mr. Parker for his honesty about his illness and for his fundraising efforts.
Since his diagnosis, Tom has spoken openly and honestly about the impact of the disease and in doing so has helped raise awareness of the devastation wrought by brain tumours, said Hugh Adams, spokesman for the charity.