The Wanted star Tom Parker has died aged 33 after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, the band announced.
The singer announced his diagnosis in October 2020 and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Earlier this year, he appeared on stage with his bandmates during their much-delayed reunion tour.
A statement on the band’s Instagram page read: “Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan and the entire Wanted family are saddened by the tragic and untimely loss of our bandmate Tom Parker, who passed away peacefully this lunchtime surrounded by his family and his family Band passed away friends.
“Tom was a great husband to Kelsey and father to Aurelia and Bodhi.
“He was our brother, words cannot express the loss and sadness we feel. Always and forever in our hearts.”
His wife Kelsey Parker confirmed this The sun that Parker died on Wednesday.
She said: “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm that Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with his entire family by his side. Our hearts are broken.
“Tom was the center of our world and we can no longer imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.
“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all ensure that Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children,” she said.
Parker was father to two-year-old daughter Aurelia and one-year-old son Bodhi.
https://www.independent.ie/news/the-wanted-star-tom-parker-dies-aged-33-after-brain-tumour-diagnosis-41504798.html The Wanted star Tom Parker has died aged 33 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour