The Wanted's Tom Parker dies aged 33 of brain tumour

The pop star's wife confirmed the news in an Instagram post.

The Wanted’s Tom Parker dies aged 33 of brain tumour as wife Kelsey pays tribute Instagram
The singer revealed his diagnosis in October 2020

The Wanted singer Tom Parker has died at the age of 33 after a brain tumour battle.

The star’s wife Kelsey confirmed the news in an Instagram post.

She 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. I’m forever proud of you.”

The singer, originally from Bolton, revealed his diagnosis in October 2020 and was forced to pull out of the boyband’s recent tour to undergo treatment, though he did make an appearance later in the tour.

The band, formed in 2009, are known for hits such as Glad You Came and Chasing The Sun.

Parker is survived by wife Kelsey and children Aurelia and Bodhi.