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30th Mar 2022

The Wanted’s Tom Parker dies aged 33 following brain tumour battle

Kieran Galpin


Rest in peace

The Wanted star Tom Parker has died following a longtime battle with brain cancer.

The 33-year-old musician is survived by his wife Kelsey, 32, two-year-old Aurelia and one-year-old Bodhi.

Speaking to The Sun, Kelsey said: “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.”

The artist was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour in 2020 and given just 18 months to live.

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