Tom Parker’s legacy is living on.
The Wanted singer tragically passed away earlier this year after battling brain cancer.
The singer was just 33-years-old at the time of his untimely death.
Tom Parker’s Legacy Lives On
Parkers wife, Kelsey Hardwick Parker, confirmed his passing in a statement.
The singer announced he had a grade four glioblastoma tumor on his brain back in October 2020.
Parker made the devastating news public after being noticeably quiet on social media in the weeks leading up to the announcement.
Tom first shared the news with OK! Magazine just before taking to Instagram to post a sweet photo of his family alongside a lengthy caption that read, “There’s no easy way to say this but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour and I’m already undergoing treatment. We decided, after a lot of thought, that rather than hiding away and trying to keep it a secret, we would do one interview where we could lay out all the details and let everyone know the facts in our own way.”
Six months before his passing, Parker was working on a documentary surrounding his cancer battle.
His hard work has paid off.
The late-singer has just been nominated for a National Television Award for the documentary he made about a charity concert he organized in aid of cancer research.
Tom Parker Nominated For National Television Award
The concert was called “Inside My Head” and raised awareness for brain tumors.
“Inside My Head” was held at Royal Albert Hall in September 2021, and raised money for Stand Up To Cancer and That National Brain Appeal.
The doco followed Tom and his family behind-the-scenes of the charity event. It also showcased him and his family learning to live with his illness.
Parker and his wife have two small children: Aurelia (3) and Bodhi (21 mos).
The Blast previously reported on his daughter thinking her dad is on tour.
Tom’s Daughter Thinks He’s On Tour
Parker’s wife, Kelsey, appeared on the British talk show “Lorraine” on Tuesday, June 14. She explained how she’s keeping Tom’s spirit and legacy alive with her children.
The mother-of-two noted that she talks about Tom with Aurelia every day.
“I’ve been really honest, but she does still talk about him every day,” Kelsey said.
Sadly, the little one doesn’t quite know that her daddy will not be coming home.
“She doesn’t quite understand that he’s not coming back,” she explained. “So I have to be really blunt to say he’s not coming, that’s it. He’s dead and he’s not coming back.”
Despite being transparent and honest with her 2 ½-year-old, the little one believes Tom is just away on tour with his band, The Wanted.
“She’s a bit like, ‘Well, you’ve been on tour, so is he going to come back from this?’ She’s just really confused by it,” Kelsey admitted. “She does ask me every day about him. We have little things around the house of Tom’s, so she’ll see his wallet and be like, ‘Oh, that’s daddy’s wallet!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s daddy’s wallet.’”
Their son Bodhi is still too young to begin to comprehend what’s happened and where his dad now stays.
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