Tom Parker sadly lost his battle with brain cancer on Wednesday, as his wife Kelsey Hardwick announced the heartbreaking news in an emotional statement on social media. The couple have two children together – daughter Aurelia Rose and son Bodhi.
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Tom Parker offered some poignant advice to fellow cancer patients as he urged them to live life.
The Wanted singer tragically passed away on Wednesday, aged just 33, after a battle with terminal brain cancer.
His wife Kelsey Hardwick announced the heartbreaking news in a statement on social media, saying the singer is the “centre of our world.”
The couple share two young children – daughter Aurelia Rose and son Bodhi.
As thousands of fans paid tribute to Tom following his tragic death, Capital shared a series of tweets to celebrate the singer’s life and uploaded a clip from an interview with the star last year.
Speaking to hosts Roman Kemp and Sian Welby, he was asked if he “had any advice for someone going through something similar,” and his response left the studio stunned.
“Live your life, you know what I mean? I think we are all to blame for this. Cancer diagnosed or not, we are all taken aback every day.
“We don’t really have a moment to just sit and appreciate what we have.
“And I think the only thing I’ve learned on this journey is just to appreciate every day that you get.
“Because none of us are guaranteed tomorrow,” he concluded as Roman looked visibly upset by Tom’s words.
Fans flocked to the post’s responses as they paid tribute to the singer.
“Life takes the very best too soon and changes the lives of those affected forever. Heartbreaking for your kids. You fought like a warrior Tom Parker rest in peace,” one wrote.
“Absolutely devastating news, so sad, so young. Thinking of his loving family at the very sad and difficult time X,” added another.
“This blew my mind when I saw this… What a brave and courageous man RIP Tom,” one wrote.
In a statement on Instagram, Kelsey shared a black and white photo of Tom as she confirmed the devastating news that he had passed away nearly two years after being diagnosed with an inoperable tumour.
“Tom was the center of our world. We cannot imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence,” she wrote.
“We are truly grateful 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.
“Thanks to everyone who supported him throughout, he fought until the end. I’m forever proud of you,” Kelsey added.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/tom-parkers-poignant-advice-fellow-26599160 Tom Parker's poignant advice to fellow cancer sufferers as he urged them to live life