The Wanted’s Tom Parker dies from brain tumour aged 33: Married father-of-two passes away peacefully with family by his side today after two-year battle as heartbroken wife Kelsey says: ‘He fought until the very end’
- Boyband singer Tom Parker, 33, died today following a battle with brain cancer
- The Wanted singer’s passing was confirmed by his wife Kelsey via social media
- ‘He fought until the very end,’ Kelsey said in a touching tribute on Instagram
- Parker revealed last week he was writing a memoir set for release this summer
Tom Parker, singer of boy band The Wanted, has died aged 33 following a battle with brain cancer.
The tragic news was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, who he leaves behind along with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.
Kelsey said today: ‘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.’
She went on to thank everyone who has cared for Tom during his illness, adding that he fought the disease until the very end.
Heartbreaking: Tom Parker has died aged 33 following a battle with brain cancer
The tragic news was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, whom he leaves behind along with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one (Kelsey’s Instagram post pictured)
Parker in recent months was forced to use a wheelchair and remain seated while playing with the band
The 33-year-old singer’s death comes just one week after he revealed he was in the process of writing a tell-all memoir amid his battle with brain cancer.
Parker took to Instagram last Tuesday to share the news with his fans and announce that the book would be released in July.
He said that the book, called Hope, isn’t going to be about ‘dying’ but about ‘living’ and ‘finding hope’ no matter what situation you are in.
Parker was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma and went public with his diagnosis in October 2020, and revealed last year the glioblastoma was stable after an MRI scan.
As he revealed a draft cover of his memoir, he shared a sweet video of an animated book flipping through pages, which contained photographs of Tom and his family.
In a caption alongside the post, he revealed: ‘Hi, I’m Tom Parker, a lot of you know me as one fifth of The Wanted, but I am also a father, a husband, and a son, that’s battling brain cancer.
‘My book, coming this July, is not about dying: It’s a book about living. It’s a book about finding hope in whatever situation you’re dealt, and living your best life no matter what.’
Originally posted 2022-03-30 16:31:32.