Tom Parker from The Wanted is remembered as part of the Grammys In Memoriam, which also honors Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins along with other late music stars
Tom Parker is remembered in the segment The Grammys In Memoriam.
The Wanted singer has died aged 33 after a battle with a brain tumor, and he is one of the stars to be remembered during a segment during tonight’s annual music awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Many stars were honored at tonight’s memorial service, including Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who recently passed away, as well as music legend Stephen Sondheim, who passed away in November 2021.
Tom was shown onscreen during the segment, where Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr and Rachel Zegler sang a symphony of Sondheim songs in tribute to the stars who died this year.
His wife Kelsey confirmed the tragic news of Tom’s passing earlier this week.
She wrote on Instagram: “We can confirm that Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all his family by his side. Our hearts are broken.
“Tom is the center of our world and we cannot imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence. We are truly grateful for his love and support. Outrageous support and asking that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine on his beauty children.”
She added: “Thank you to everyone who supported taking care of him throughout, he fought until the very end. I am forever proud of you.”
Kelsey has since set up a fundraiser for fans who want to pay tribute to the late singer.
The GoFundMe . Page initially started with a target of £5,000, but now it has hit a whopping £35,000.
“We wanted to take everyone’s incredible love, support and generosity and turn our grief into something positive and keep Tom’s memory alive forever,” Kelsey wrote. same page.
“We politely request that instead of gifts and flowers, donations made to this GoFundMe account with all proceeds ultimately going to great causes on Tom’s behalf, to help people who need help.”
She added: “We simply couldn’t get through the past 2 years without the help and support we’ve received and if we could give it back to others, that would be great. is the best way to honor Tom and make our two children, Aurelia and Bodhi proud.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/wanteds-tom-parker-remembered-grammys-26626937 The Wanted's Tom Parker is remembered at the Grammys after tragic death at 33