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Tom Parker, singer in the pop band the Wanted, dies at 33



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Tom Parker, a member of the English-Irish boy band the Wished, has died. He was 33.

The musician, whose band’s top-charting hit was the 2011 single “Glad You Got here,” died Wednesday after battling mind most cancers, each the band and his spouse Kelsey said on Instagram.

Parker was identified in October 2020 with Stage 4 glioblastoma, an inoperable and terminal tumor. The singer mentioned in 2020 that he had suffered unexplained seizures forward of his prognosis.

“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we verify Tom handed away peacefully earlier right this moment with all of his household by his aspect,” his spouse wrote. “Our hearts are damaged, Tom was the centre of our world and we will’t think about life with out his infectious smile and energetic presence. We’re actually grateful for the outpouring of affection and help and ask that all of us unite to make sure Tom’s gentle continues to shine for his lovely kids.”

Added his former bandmates: “Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan and the entire Wished household are devastated by the tragic and untimely lack of our bandmate Tom Parker, who handed away peacefully at lunchtime right this moment surrounded by his household and his band mates. Tom was a tremendous husband to Kelsey, and father to Aurelia and Bodhi. He was our brother, phrases can’t specific the loss and disappointment we really feel. All the time and endlessly in our hearts.”

Five men in suits pose on a red carpet

The Wished, seen in 2013, was made up of Nathan Sykes, left, Jay McGuiness, Max George, Tom Parker and Siva Kaneswaran.

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The English-Irish quintet, which comprised Parker, Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran, shaped in 2009 and was managed and shepherded by Scooter Braun. They launched their debut single “All Time Low” and their first album, “The Wished,” in 2010. The group adopted it up with “Battleground” in 2011 and “Phrase of Mouth” in 2013.

In 2012, the band moved to Los Angeles to film “The Wanted Life,” an E! actuality sequence chronicling their exploits. The primary season aired from June to July 2013 and lasted for seven episodes. A number of of the band members mentioned that the present led to the act’s demise.

The band called it quits in 2014. After that, Parker performed Danny Zuko in a touring manufacturing of “Grease” and reached the semifinals in Britain’s “Celeb MasterChef.” He married Kelsey (née Hardwick) in 2018 and welcomed two kids, Aurelia and Bodhi, the latter of whom was born two weeks after he was identified, in response to the BBC.

Seven years after disbanding, Parker and the Wished reunited for a profit live performance he helped set up after his prognosis. The band carried out together with Ed Sheeran, Sigrid, Liam Payne and McFly. He additionally made a TV documentary about his prognosis known as “Tom Parker: Inside My Head” that was pegged to the live performance.

Final week, Parker introduced the July launch of his memoir, “Hope.”

“[A] lot of me as one fifth of The Wished, however I’m additionally a father, a husband, and a son, that’s battling mind most cancers,” he wrote on Instagram. “My e book … shouldn’t be about dying: It’s a e book about dwelling. It’s a e book about discovering hope in no matter scenario you’re dealt, and dwelling your greatest life it doesn’t matter what. It’s going to present you ways having religion in hope and daring to dream means you may keep on, towards all odds.”

Parker is survived by his spouse and two kids.