The Wanted star Tom Parker died at the age of 33 on March 30, 2022, the British boy band have announced.
The news of his death was announced today by his wife Kelsey Hardwick. She wrote on Instagram: “Our hearts are broken.”
When did Tom Parker Die?
Tom Parker, who was a member of the British-Irish boy band The Wanted, passed away today on March 30, 2022.
The news was announced by his wife, Kelsey, on Instagram, where she 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.”
A statement on The Wanted’s Instagram page reads:
“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 band mates.”
The statement continued:
“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.”
What Was Tom Parker’s Cause of Death?
Tom died untimely after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
In October 2020, he was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma.
He was told he only had 12 to 18 months to live, but after six rounds of chemotherapy and 30 radiotherapy sessions, the musician had stated that his tumour was “stable” back in November.
In early March 2022, Tom Parker received treatment in a private hospital in Spain. Therapies included time in an oxygen machine, massages, and a special diet.
Parker returned to the UK after the therapy was completed, and he joined his bandmates on tour in a wheelchair since he was too weak to stand on March 7, 2022.
Was Tom Parker Married And Did He Have Any Children?
Tom Parker was married to a 30-year-old actress and vlogger, Kelsey Hardwick.
The couple announced their engagement in March 2016 and got married in July 2018 in a romantic ceremony on the grounds of Ridge Farm in Surrey, England, in front of their family and closest friends.
The couple has two children: a daughter named Aurelia who was born on June 30, 2019, and a son named Bodhi who was born in October 2020.
Parker is now survived by his wife and their two little kids.