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- Tom Parker, a member of the British-Irish boyband The Wanted, has died. He was 33.
- Parker’s wife Kelsey confirmed the singer died on Wednesday after battling stage four glioblastoma brain tumour.
- Parker was diagnosed with an inoperable terminal brain tumour in 2020.
Tom Parker, a member of the British-Irish boyband The
Wanted, has died. He was 33.
His wife Kelsey Parker confirmed the singer died on
Wednesday after battling stage four glioblastoma brain tumour, reports the
Kelsey wrote on Instagram: “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.
She continued: “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 his care throughout; he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud
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According to Sky News, Parker shared that he was diagnosed
with an inoperable terminal brain tumour in 2020. In an interview with OK
Magazine at the time, Parker said he was receiving radiotherapy and
chemotherapy treatment to prolong his life.
His bandmates posted a tribute to the singer on their
official Instagram account.
“Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan and the whole Wanted family are
devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker, who
passed away peacefully at lunchtime today surrounded by his family and his
“Tom was an amazing husband to Kelsey and father to
Aurelia and Bodhi. He was our brother; words can’t express the loss and sadness
we feel. Always and forever in our hearts. Tom Parker 1988-2022,” they
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