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31st Mar 2022

“He was our brother”: The Wanted pay tribute to Tom Parker

Kat O'Connor

Tom was surrounded by his bandmates when he died.

The Wanted have paid tribute to their bandmate and brother Tom Parker.

The 33-year-old singer passed away yesterday after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

The band, best known for their hits All Time Low, Glad You Came, and Gold Forever, was with Tom when he died.

Alongside a black and white photo of the Bolton-born singer, the band wrote: “Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan, and the whole Wanted family are devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker, who passed away peacefully at lunchtime today surrounded by his family and his bandmates.

“Tom was an amazing husband to Kelsey, and father to Aurelia and Bodhi.

“He was our brother, words can’t express the loss and sadness we feel.

They added, “Always and forever in our hearts. Tom Parker 1988-2022.”

Siva Kaneswaran penned a personal tribute to Tom on his own Instagram.

The singer shared, “Hey Tom, I hope you’re having a blast up there.

“I am so grateful that I had a chance to witness your true courage.

“It has been an absolute pleasure Tommy Boy. Thank you for letting us see you light up the world.

“Talk to you soon and see you later. Love you brother x”

The Wanted just completed a UK tour weeks before Tom’s untimely passing.


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The singer performed on stage with his bandmates in multiple cities including London, Manchester, and Liverpool.

Before he died, Tom posted a photo from The Wanted’s tour.

He wrote, “Dream Team” alongside the poignant image that was taken earlier this month.