Tom Parkers widow shares funeral plans and invites fans to line the streets

Funeral plans for The Wanted star Tom Parker have been shared by his widow Kelsey.

The late singer's wife logged into her Instagram account on Tuesday (April 12) to share a message with her followers.

She penned: "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."

Tom tragically passed away last month aged 33, just two years after receiving the devastating news he had an inoperable brain tumour.

Famed for his impressive vocals, he had recently joined his The Wanted bandmates on their greatest hits tour, performing to sold-out crowds across the nation.

Sharing the heartbreaking new on March 30, Kelsey took to Instagram to share a collection of snaps of the star.

She captioned her post: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side.

"Our hearts are broken, Tom was the centre of our world and we can't imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence of him."

The mum-of-two added: "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 him in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I'm forever proud of you."

Tom announced back in October 2020 that doctors had informed him that he was suffering from a grade four glioblastoma tumour, which was "the worst-case scenario".

He is survived by his wife Kelsey and their children, Aurelia, and son Bodhi who was born in November, just weeks after his tragic diagnosis.

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Life expectancy for a grade four glioblastoma ranges from three months to 12 months but Tom received chemotherapy and radiotherapy in a brave bid to prolong his life.

After finding out the news, the devastated dad told OK! magazine: "I'm still in complete shock, it's so much to take in."

Tom shot to fame in 2010 when The Wanted released their number one hit, All Time Low, and later went on to achieve ten Top Ten UK singles, including two Number Ones.

The band then announced they were going on an indefinite hiatus in 2014 following the completion of their world tour.

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