Heartbreak as X Factor star Tom Mann's partner dies on wedding day
'I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time'
A former X Factor contestant has announced that his fiancée died on the morning of their wedding day but will still continue to wear the ring "as a sign of my unconditional love to you."
Tom Mann, 28, has announced that his PR exec fiancée Danielle Hampson died on Saturday, June 18. On Monday, the Stereo Kicks band member announced the news through Instagram, alongside a black and white image of Danielle and their eight-month-old son Bowie.
He wrote: "I can't believe I am writing these words but my darling Dani - my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life - passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June.
"On what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak. I feel like I have cried an ocean. We never made it to the alter; or got to say our vows, or dance our first dance, but I know you know that you were my entire world and the best thing that has ever happened to me, Danielle.
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"I will wear this ring that I was always supposed to wear as a sign of my unconditional love to you.
"I am completely broken trying to process this and I honestly don't know where to go from here, but I do know I need to use any strength I can muster for our little boy."
Mann then vowed to "do my everything to raise Bowie just the way we always wanted" and promised to make her proud.
"The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that," he continued. "I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time."
Concluding the post, he wrote: "My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever."
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