Tom Parker, 33, of The Wanted, died of a brain tumor. His bandmates announced his death by posting a black and white photo of Tom on the band’s official Instagram page with the caption:
“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 today at lunchtime surrounded by his family and bandmates.”
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side,” Tom’s wife Kelsey added. In October 2020, the 33-year-old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called grade 4 glioblastomas.
Tom Parker’s Net Worth
In terms of net worth, Tom Parker had an estimated net worth of $8 million at the time of his death; This fortune was amassed during his time with the best-selling band The Wanted, which formed in 2009 and stopped making music in 2014. Moreover, Tom was one of five members of the band from Bolton, Manchester, and he toured the world with them.
Tom Parker’s Profession
In terms of profession, Tom began playing guitar at a young age and even auditioned for X-Factor before leaving Manchester Metropolitan University to pursue a singing career.
Jayne Collins, who also founded The Saturdays and Parade, held auditions for The Wanted in 2009, and Tom was chosen to be a member of the band. In 2010, they released their debut single, All Time Low, which went to number one. They then released two more singles, Heart Vacancy and Lose My Mind, both of which charted.
The band went on to release three albums and tour the world with each of them before calling to quit in January 2014. After achieving enormous success in the United States, the band launched its own E! reality series, The Wanted Life, in 2013.
Tom Parker’s Brain Tumor
Tom revealed on Instagram in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
“There’s no easy way to say it, but I’ve sadly been diagnosed with a Brain Tumour, and I’m already undergoing treatment,” he explained before revealing that he had done an exclusive interview with Ok explaining everything.
“We’re all devastated, but we’re going to fight this all the way.” “We don’t want your sadness; we want your love and positivity, and together we will raise awareness of this terrible disease,” he added.
In January 2021, he revealed that the tumor had shrunk by a “significant amount.”
“These are the words I received today, and I can’t stop repeating them to myself.” “I had an MRI scan on Tuesday, and the results today showed that the tumor has shrunk significantly, and I am responding well to treatment,” he said.
He went on to express his gratitude to the NHS, his wife Kelsey, his children, and his fans for their unending love and support. Following that, his condition sadly worsened, and The Wanted star succumbed to cancer on March 30th, 2022.