Tom Parker, lead singer of ‘The Wanted’, has died

Tom Parker, singer of The Wanted, dies Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Tom Parker, member of the British band What you’re looking for, he died this wednesdayafter announcing less than two years ago that he had an inoperable brain tumor.

It must be remembered that in 2021 the 33-year-old translator told good progress group followers that the disease was before its treatment.

Through social networks the group’s official accounts confirmed the death of its members: “Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan and the whole family Want to devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker, who died peacefully at lunch, today surrounded by his family and bandmates“, write What you’re looking for.

The Wanted confirms the death of its member Tom Parker Photo: Instagram/@thewantedmusic
The Wanted confirms the death of its member Tom Parker Photo: Instagram/@thewantedmusic

“Tom is a wonderful husband to Kelsey and a father to Aurelia and Bodhi. He is our brother, words cannot express the loss and sadness we feel. Always and forever in our hearts. Tom Parker 1988-2022″, the group consisting of Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran, Nathan Sykes and deceased, Tom Parker.

The person tasked with publicizing the death of the first translator was his wife, Kelse Parker: “Our hearts are broken, Tom is the center of our world and we cannot imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.“, he wrote.

Likewise, he was grateful for the display of affection from his comrades and all his followers, who after a long two-year struggle against stage four glioblastoma diagnosed in 2020, never left it.

“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all join together to ensure that Tom’s light continues to shine. Thanks to everyone who has supported her treatment all this time, she fought until the end. I’ve always been proud of you.”

Kelsey Parker, Tom Parker's wife said goodbye to him via social networks Photo: Instagram/@being_kelsey
Kelsey Parker, Tom Parker’s wife said goodbye to him via social networks Photo: Instagram/@being_kelsey

In 2019 the group announced their separation; However, two years later, What you’re looking formore precisely, on September 8, 2021, shared with his over 100k followers on Instagram, his reunion on stage and publishing a compilation album with his biggest hits named Most wanted.

Tom Parker is one of the singers of What you’re looking for with greater attachment to the group’s Anglo-Irish followers since 2009. The band quickly achieved international fame thanks to the rhythm presented by their hits such as: Glad You Came I found you Gold forever We had a night y Walk like rihanna.

After announcing his return, at a recent British show, Parker appeared on stage with the band in wheelchairs. In early March, Parker announced that he had written an autograph “about finding hope in whatever situation you find yourself in”, to be published in July 2022.

The Wanted at their last concert in England before Tom Parker's death Photo: Instagram/@thewantedmusic
The Wanted at their last concert in England before Tom Parker’s death Photo: Instagram/@thewantedmusic

This is not a book about death: it is a book about survival. This is a book about finding hope in whatever situation you find yourself in.”he wrote in his last Twitter post referring to his publication.

While in boy band British-Irish, the group released three albums and 12 UK top 20 singles, including All time low and Glad you camebefore splitting up in 2019.

Earlier this month, they wrapped up a two-week tour of the UK. However, Parker could not attend because he had undergone treatment for a brain tumor that had been diagnosed.

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