The Wanted’s Tom Parker was planning to visit Mexico with his family shortly before he tragically lost his battle with brain cancer
Tragic Tom Parker was planning one final holiday before he sadly died following a long battle with brain cancer, according to Katie Price’s ex Kieran Hayler.
The Wanted singer, 33, passed away earlier this week, with his beloved wife Kelsey sharing the heartbreaking news on Instagram.
Since the devastating news was announced, Kieran has revealed Tom shared his dream holiday destination with him.
Tom had wanted to visit Mexico with Kelsey and their two children.
Taking to Instagram, Kieran posted a photo with the late star.
He wrote: “@tomparkerofficial only just messaging me a few weeks ago about Mexico and now your gone so sad.”
Kieran added underneath Tom’s wife post about her tragic loss: “Oh Kelsey this is heartbreaking. @being_kelsey love to you and the family.”
Tom died on Wednesday, surrounded by his loved ones.
He is said to have chosen to play an Oasis song as he passed away with family and his bandmates by his side.
The outlet states that during his last moments the father-of-two had the 1994 track playing out loud, with a source commenting on the significance of the song choice.
The source commented: “You might have thought Tom would opt for something by The Wanted but Oasis’ Live Forever sums him up perfectly – he was a rockstar.”
They said that’s how “he wants to be remembered,” adding that the track is a “real anthem to strength and defiance,” with some of the lyrics speaking to his experience.
The source further commented: “Like the track says, Tom really will live forever in his children, his fans and his music.”
Tom had been a member of the Wanted since it formed in 2009, alongside Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes. They recently reunited for a tour.
The late singer married wife Kelsey in 2018, with the couple having welcomed daughter Aurelia, two, in 2019 and son Bodhi, one, in 2020 – the year he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
It’s understood that he was initially told that he had a grade four glioblastoma with a life expectancy of up to 18 months.
Kelsey paid tribute to Tom earlier, describing him as the “centre” of the family’s world, with her adding: “We can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.”
His bandmates released a joint statement in which they referred to his as an “amazing husband and father,” with them saying that “words can’t express the loss and sadness.”