X Factor Star Tom Mann's Fiancée Dies On Morning Of Wedding Day
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Former X Factor star Tom Mann has announced his fiancée Danielle Hampson died on Saturday (18 June) - the morning of what would have been their wedding day.
The 28-year-old had recently enjoyed a holiday with PR Executive Danielle, 34, in Sardinia last month but took to Instagram on Monday (20 June) to share the heartbreaking news that she had passed away during the early hours of Saturday.
The singer, who rose to fame as part of boyband Stereo Kicks on the 2014 series of the X Factor, shared a black-and-white photo of his other half with their eight-month-old son Bowie in an emotional tribute.
He penned: "I can’t believe I am writing these words but my darling Dani - my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life - passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June.
"On what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak. I feel like I have cried an ocean. We never made it to the alter; or got to say our vows, or dance our first dance, but I know you know that you were my entire world and the best thing that has ever happened to me, Danielle.
“I will wear this ring that I was always supposed to wear as a sign of my unconditional love to you.
"I am completely broken trying to process this and I honestly don’t know where to go from here, but I do know I need to use any strength I can muster for our little boy."
Tom went on to vow that he would stay strong for his son: "I will not be a mark on the parent that you had already become but I promise I will do my everything to raise Bowie just the way we always wanted. I promise you he will know how amazing his mummy was. I promise to make you so so proud.
"The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that.
"I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time.
"My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever,” he ended his post.
In light of the tragic news, Tom’s tribute was inundated with messages from some of his famous friends and fans sharing their condolences.
'Before You Go' singer Lewis Capaldi commented 'Love you brother', alongside a red love heart.
Meanwhile, singer Ellie Goulding shared: “I’m thinking of you non stop… You are so strong. Here for you always. Love you xxxx”.
"Thinking about you mate sending you and your family strength x," wrote fellow X Factor star James Arthur.
While Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle wrote: "Sending so much love, light & healing to you, Bowie & everyone who loved Dani!!".
“Awful news Tom. Sending u so much love and light- here for you x,” MNEK shared.
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677