The Wanted star Tom Parker has died at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
A statement from the band said: “Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan and the entire Wanted family are devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker, who died peacefully at lunchtime today surrounded by his family and bandmates.
“Tom was a wonderful husband to Kelsey and the father of Aurelia and Bodhi. He was our brother, words cannot express the loss and the grief we feel. Always and forever in our hearts.”
His widow Kelsey Parker wrote on Instagram: “It is with the heaviest heart that we confirm that Tom died peacefully earlier today with his entire family by his side.
“Our hearts are broken, Tom was the center of our world, and we can not imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.
“We are truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support and pray that we all unite to ensure that Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought to the last. I am eternally proud of you.”