Tom Parker, star of The Wanted, died tragically at the age of 33, following a valiant fight with brain cancer.
The 33-year-old unfortunately leaves behind his two children Aurelia and Bodhi, as well as his 32-year-old wife Kelsey.
Kelsey posted on social media;
“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.”
Kelsey revealed the news this evening through Instagram with two moving images.
The first image is a black-and-white photograph of Tom wearing a white t-shirt.
The second image depicts the musician standing in the back yard with his wife and children as the sun sets. While Tom grins at Aurelia, Kelsey holds baby Bodhi.
In 2020, the celebrity was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor and given only 18 months to live.
Tom, however, defied the odds by undertaking many grueling rounds of chemotherapy and 30 sessions of radiation.
Tom stated only last week that he had written a sad book about his ordeal.
“My book is not about dying,” he said to supporters. “It is about living.” It’s a novel about finding optimism in any situation and living your best life regardless.”
Tom disclosed in October 2020 that he was diagnosed with an incurable stage 4 glioblastoma — the “worst possible scenario” according to specialists.
The singer was in Spain receiving treatment when he was forced to withdraw from the start of the boyband’s UK tour.
However, he did attend on subsequent nights, where he performed while seated on a throne.
Max George, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, and Jay McGuinness all welcomed him to the stage prior to the conclusion of each event.
The actress was treated at a cancer center in Spain’s Costa Del Sol for £4,000 per week.
The musician hoped the ground-breaking procedure might extend his life.
However, his condition looked to be deteriorating as he was recently photographed in a wheelchair due to the therapy rendering him unable to stand.
Tom, who opened public about his illness in October, announced a desire to be cancer-free by March.
However, in a tragic Channel 4 documentary, Tom Parker: Inside My Head, he boldly discussed his dread of dying.
“Scared is an understatement,” he said on live TV, breaking down in tears. I was petrified. I couldn’t stop thinking about death, is the honest truth.”