Pop star Tom Parker’s family has been left devastated by his death on Wednesday, just days after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. He had previously revealed to his fans on Twitter that the cancer was terminal, but he fought until the end. The X Factor winner passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Following his passing, Ed Sheeran and Liam Payne led tributes to the ‘Believe’ singer.
The pop star’s wife, Kelsey, paid tribute to the musician, describing him as a “true inspiration” who touched all who knew him. The singer’s death, which was announced on Wednesday, prompted a wave of emotion on social media. While Howard Donald and Martin Kemp paid tribute to Parker, Liam Payne said that he was heartbroken, and paid tribute to the ‘incredible artist’.
As news of Parker’s death spread, tributes began pouring in from all corners of the music industry. Those from the UK’s pop scene were quick to share their condolences with the Parker family. In addition to Liam Payne and Ed Sheeran, other famous faces and celebrities also took to Twitter to offer their condolences.
A documentary about Tom Parker’s life was released this week to raise awareness for the charity Stand Up To Cancer. It shows the bandmate’s illness and struggle to keep performing, as he did on their greatest hits tour. A throne, like a king on a rocking horse, allowed Tom to enjoy his time on stage, soaking up every moment of it. The songwriter’s words and video capture this essence of his music, and his death is the first step towards finding hope.
A few weeks ago, Parker announced that he had been battling a cancerous tumor for 17 months. In his final days, he died peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. His wife, Kelsey Parker, who is also the singer of the boyband Union J, described her husband as a “real family man”. After his death, many people have expressed their condolences and expressed their sadness.
In a statement released on Monday, Liam Payne and Ed Sheeran led tributes to Tom Parker. He and his wife’s children shared a deep love for each other and praised him for his generosity. As a result, the two men led a number of tributes to their friend, who died too young. Amid the outpouring of love and grief, the music industry has shared memories of their lives and the music he loved.