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The Wanted's Tom Parker Dies Aged 33 From Brain Tumour

Daisy Phillipson

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The Wanted's Tom Parker Dies Aged 33 From Brain Tumour

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The Wanted's Tom Parker has passed away at the age of 33 from a brain tumour, his family have confirmed.

Parker first revealed to his fans that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in October 2020.

Despite going through treatment, the singer sadly lost his battle, leaving behind children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, as well as his wife Kelsey, 32.

Sharing the news on Instagram today (30 March), Kelsey wrote: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side.

"Our hearts are broken, Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

"We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you."

Tributes continue to pour in for the late singer, with one fan writing on Twitter: "Just heard the news that Tom Parker (from The Wanted) past away today. Rest In Peace Legend, we will never forget you!"

Another said: "Tom Parker, an extremely kind and talented soul, gone too soon. I’m sending all my love and prayers to Tom’s wife Kelsey, his family and his friends. Rest In Peace Tom."

Just last week, Parker announced he was set to release a book about his journey titled Hope.

“My book is not about dying: It’s a book about living," he wrote. "It’s a book about finding hope in whatever situation you’re dealt, and living your best life no matter what."

Speaking to OK! Magazine in 2020, he said he was in 'complete shock' following the devastating diagnosis.

"I knew something wasn't right, but I never expected it to be this," he said. "You never think this will happen to you."

The news of his passing will come as a shock to fans, who were told in November last year that Parker's brain tumour was 'under control'.

The British musician wrote on Instagram at the time: "I'm sat here with tears in my eyes as i tell you. We've got my brain tumour under control.

"We had the results from my latest scan...and I'm delighted to say it is STABLE. Such a mix of emotions... Thank you for all your love and support over the last 12+ months."

Parker previously went through a round of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in a bid to prolong his life.

Topics: Cancer, Music

Daisy Phillipson
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