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The Wanted singer Tom Parker dies, aged 33

The Wanted singer Tom Parker dies, aged 33
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Tom Parker's wife confirms that the singer has died after a battle with brain cancer.

Tom Parker's wife Kelsey has announced that the singer has died at the age of 33 after a battle with brain cancer.

The Wanted star was diagnosed with an incurable stage four glioblastoma in 2020 and initially responded well to treatment to prolong his life.

During the band's reunion tour earlier this month, however, Parker appeared frail and had to appear on stage in a wheelchair during the gigs.

In a statement on social media on Wednesday afternoon, Kelsey Parker wrote: "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."

Tom is survived by wife Kelsey, daughter Aurelia, aged two, and son Bodhi, aged one.

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