Tom Parker’s wife has shared a heart-warming picture where she says her late husband ‘came to visit’ her and their two-year-old daughter Aurelia. The Wanted singer’s widow posted a beautiful image to her Instagram story of her young daughter holding a white feather writing ‘Daddy came to see us at work’.
After battling with terminal brain cancer, Bolton-born singer Tom sadly passed away aged 33 on March 30. The dad-of-two was diagnosed with the inoperable brain tumour whilst his wife Kelsey was pregnant with their second child and one-year-old son Bodhi in 2020.
Kelsey pictured her daughter in a bright punk outfit with glitter on her face, revealing that they had found the white feather at work and tagged K2K Stars Performing Arts School. Many people believe a white feather to be a symbol of mourning and a sign that your deceased love ones are there with you.
Yesterday (April 12), Kelsey has announced the details of her late husband’s funeral, inviting fans to pay their tributes and ‘line the route’ before the private funeral.
In a post on her Instagram page, she wrote: “Thomas Anthony Parker. There will be a private celebration of life on Wednesday 20th April. We know many of you would like to pay your respects as well, so would love for you to join us in Petts Wood 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.”
Whilst the funeral service itself is going to be held in private, it is expected that thousands of The Wanted fans will show their faces to celebrate Tom’s life.
Last month Tom’s beloved wife confirmed the tragic news in a heartbreaking statement alongside a photo of him on Instagram: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side,” Kelsey Parker said in an Instagram post.
“Our hearts are broken, Tom was the centre 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.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you.”
The news came just two weeks after Tom performed with his bandmates on The Wanted’s Greatest Hits tour, where heartbreaking footage showed he was too weak to sing in what was unbeknownst to be his final ever performance.