Tom Parker, the Wanted singer, dies of brain cancer at 33


Tom Parker, a singer for the British-Irish boy band the Wanted, has died after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.

Tom Parker was 33.

Parker's wife, Kelsey Hardwick, shared the news on Instagram Wednesday, writing:

"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 center of our world, and we cannot 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 his care throughout; he fought until the very end."

"I am forever proud of you."

Parker announced in October 2020 that he was diagnosed with a grade-four glioblastoma tumor.

Born and raised in Bolton, U.K., Parker picked up the guitar at age 16.

Before his short-lived time at Manchester Metropolitan University as a geography student.

Tom Parker went on to audition for "The X Factor," in which he was eliminated during the first round.

Parker was a former member of a Take That tribute band, Take That II, and toured Northern England before creating The Wanted.

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