Tom Parker's wife Kelsey announces "celebration of life" for The Wanted star 1 year ago

Tom Parker's wife Kelsey announces "celebration of life" for The Wanted star

The singer died at the end of March.

Kelsey Parker has announced a "celebration of life" ceremony for her late husband, The Wanted singer Tom Parker.

The mum-of-two has raised thousands for causes close to the musician's heart after he sadly passed away from a brain tumour at the end of last month.

Now, Kelsey has taken to social media to announce her plans to celebrate his life and allow others to pay their respects ahead of a private ceremony for family and friends.

"There will be a private celebration of life on Wednesday 20 April," an Instagram notice reads. "We know many of you would like to pay your respects as well, so would love for you to join us in Petts Wood at 10 AM.

"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."

Tom was first diagnosed with the terminal tumour in 2020 and was given 12-18 months to live after doctors told him it was inoperable.


He openly spoke about his diagnosis in order to raise awareness and push for more funding for brain cancer research, which currently only receives around 1% of funding in the UK.

"That’s the bad part of it. If you’ve not got money, you’ve not got the best healthcare. That’s sad," the singer told the Sun last year.

"More and more young people are experiencing this disease, you know, and that’s an issue that needs looking at. This affects a lot of young people."

Tom died peacefully at the age of 33 on Wednesday, March 30 with his family and friends at his side. He is survived by Kelsey, 32, and their two kids, daughter Aurelia and son Bodhi.