Fans invited to pay tribute to The Wanted singer Tom Parker at celebration of life service


Fans of The Wanted star Tom Parker have been invited to pay their respects outside a private ceremony next week to celebrate the life of the late singer. Tom, originally from Bolton, tragically died aged just 33 last month surrounded by his family from him, after a grueling 17 month battle with an inoperable brain tumor.

Parker’s wife Kelsey shared a statement on Instagram announcing that a private service was to be held next Wednesday, April 20, in Queensway, Petts Wood, in south-east London. Those wishing to pay their respects were encouraged to line the route as Parker’s family and friends head to the church.

She added that they could watch the service outside on screens relaying the ceremony. The statement said: “There will be a private celebration of life on Wednesday 20th April.

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“We know many of you would like to pay your respects as well, so would love for you to join us in Petts Woods from 10am. It would be beautiful to have everyone line the route as we head to our private service.

“You are then welcome to join us outside the church for the duration where the service will be relayed on screens.” Kelsey Parker also created a GoFundMe page following her husband’s death to ‘keep Tom’s memory alive forever’ via donations to charitable causes instead of sending flowers and cards.



Parker’s wife Kelsey shared a statement on Instagram announcing that a private service was to be held next Wednesday, April 20, in Queensway, Petts Wood, in south-east London

The couple had been married since 2018 and welcomed their son, Bodhi, in October last year and their daughter, Aurelia Rose, was born in 2019. Parker disclosed in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma and had begun radiotherapy and chemotherapy .

Despite his diagnosis, in the weeks before his death he had performed on stage with his bandmates as part of their much-delayed reunion tour. Parker’s fellow bandmates, Ed Sheeran, Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and Howard Donald of Take That were among the figures from the world of music who paid tribute to the singer after news of his death de Ella Broke.



The singer, originally from Bolton, tragically died aged just 33 after a grievous 17 month battle with an inoperable brain tumour.

On March 30, wife Kelsey confirmed the tragic news of his death in a heartbreaking statement. She wrote: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family from him by his side from him.

“Our hearts are broken, Tom was the center 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.”




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