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15th Jun 2022

Tom Parker’s daughter still thinks her dad is on tour

Kat O'Connor

“He’s not coming back, that’s it, he’s dead.”

Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey has opened up about how their children are coping since losing their dad.

The singer passed away in March 2022, less than two years after he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

Tom had two children, a boy named Bodhi and a daughter named Aurelia, with his wife Kelsey.

The mum-of-two opened up about being a widow with such young children.

She told Lorraine Kelly that her daughter doesn’t understand that her dad isn’t coming home.

She said: “Whenever she sees pictures of her dad, she’s like, ‘It’s my dad!’”

“I’ve been really honest, she does still talk about him every day, she doesn’t quite understand he’s not coming back”.

“So I’ve had to be really blunt and say he’s not coming back, that’s it, he’s dead and he’s not coming back because she doesn’t really understand.”


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Kelsey said she has lost the love of her life, but she knows Tom wouldn’t want his family to be sad.

She said she’s trying her best to get on with her life.

The two kids have helped her keep going, the mum shared.

However, the kids are so confused by his death, especially her daughter.

“She’s just really confused by it. She thinks he’s on tour. But we do then talk about him every day. She does ask me every day about him.”

Kelsey added: “He wouldn’t want us to be sad. It’s lonely at night, but I have to live my life. We have been through so much together. The love I had for him was like no other.”

Tom was only 33 years old when he died.