Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey thanked fans for the ‘love and support’ in the wake of the 33-year-old’s tragic death from brain cancer.
The Wanted singer passed away on Wednesday March 30 surrounded by his loved ones and friends, following a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma.
His heartbroken wife, 32, took to Instagram earlier this week to Share her appreciation for all the kind messages she receives.
Heartbreaking: Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey thanked fans for ‘love and support’ following the 33-year-old’s tragic death from brain cancer
Writing about her stories, she penned: ‘Thank you for all your love and support. It’s really brought us together as a family, through the hardest of times. ‘
The couple married in a romantic ceremony on the grounds of Ridge Ranch in Surrey in 2018, with two of his bandmates acting as the opening act.
Their daughter, Aurelia Rose, was born in 2019 and they welcomed a son, Bodhi, in October 2020.
Gone too soon: The Wanted singer died on Wednesday March 30 surrounded by loved ones and his bandmates, following a two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma
It comes after Kelsey shared a touching photo of their daughter on her Instagram Story on Wednesday and said dad had ‘come to see them.’
The fashion store owner captured Aurelia holding a white feather and writing: ‘Dad came to see us at work.’
The toddler couldn’t take his eyes off the feather, which made the photo even more poignant.
‘Dad came to see us’: On Wednesday, Kelsey shared a touching photo of their daughter Aurelia, two, holding a feather
Never forgotten: Tom sadly passed away last month after his battle with cancer
Kelsey also took to her social media Instagram on the same day to encourage fans of her late husband to gather outside a private funeral service to be held next week.
The actress said it would be ‘beautiful’ to see his devotees ‘pave the way’ to the church, where his friends and family will pay their respects.
She wrote: ‘There will be a private life celebration on Wednesday 20 April.
We know many of you want to pay our respects too, so we look forward to having you join us at Petts Woods from 10am.
‘It would be great if everyone would map out a roadmap as we head towards our private service.
Affectionate: Kelsey also took to her social media Instagram on the same day to encourage her late husband’s fans to gather outside a private funeral service to be held next week
‘You are then welcome to join us outside the church during the period during which the service will be relayed on screen.’
Kelsey took to Instagram Saturday night with a candid photo of herself and her late husband, accompanied by a heartfelt message to their forever loyal fan base.
She wrote: ‘Words cannot express how much your love and support means right now. We were overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.
Statement: Kelsey previously politely asked people to donate to her GoFundMe account instead of sending gifts and flowers, as she explained that the proceeds would be on Tom’s behalf
Brave: Kelsey explains how she wants to turn the pain into something ‘positive’ and ‘keep Tom’s memory alive forever’
‘We’ve set up a donation page for those of you who want to donate in memory of Tom. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ❤️
‘In memory of my husband, Tom Parker https://gofund.me/5e475780 (link in bio)’.
Kelsey politely asked people to donate to her GoFundMe account instead of sending gifts and flowers, as she explained that the proceeds would be on Tom’s behalf.
She wrote: ‘I am Kelsey Parker, the very proud wife of Tom Parker, perhaps best known as a fifth of UK boy band The Wanted, but for those who know him. , he is my husband, a father, son, brother and friend.
Wow: To date, the fundraiser has surpassed its target of £46,000 with donations totaling over £52,000
As many of you know, Tom was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2020 and on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, he passed away peacefully with all his closest friends and family. next door family.
‘Our hearts are truly broken, Tom is the center of our world and we can’t imagine life without him, but one of the biggest sources of consolation over the past 2 years has been the love and support we all receive. .
‘We can’t thank everyone enough for embracing Tom, myself and the children in your thoughts and prayers, for lighting the candles and for sharing beautiful messages of hope. and condolences.’
Kelsey explains how she aspires to turn the pain into something ‘positive’ and ‘keep Tom’s memory alive forever.’
‘We want to take everyone’s incredible love, support and generosity and turn our grief into something positive and keep Tom’s memory alive forever. We ask politely that instead of gifts and flowers, please contribute to this GoFundMe account with all proceeds going eventually to great causes in Tom’s name, to help others. are having difficulty.
‘We simply couldn’t make it through the past 2 years without the help and support we’ve received and if we could give it back to someone else that would be the best way to honor it. honor Tom and make our two children, Aurelia and Bodhi proud, Kelsey said.
She signed: ‘From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much. If only love could save Tom, he would have lived forever…’.
To date, the fundraiser has surpassed its £46,000 goal with donations amounting to more than £52,000.
Tragic loss: Tom ensured his young family was provided for by buying a ‘permanent home’ tour and writing a memoir just months before passing away from brain cancer aged 33 (pictured with wife Kelsey and children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one)
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