A Tom Parker tribute at the Grammys has left fans of The Wanted star ‘sobbing’ after he died, aged 33, from a brain tumour.
The 64th annual ceremony, which took place in Las Vegas, included a Memoriam section that honoured the late singer alongside others, including the Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins.
As soon as his picture appeared on screen, heartbroken fans took to Twitter and said it left them ’emotional’.
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One penned: “Seeing Tom Parker on the memorial screen hurt me more than I thought, I still can’t believe that happened.”
“Tom Parker, the f***ing Grammys my angel!” said another. “Mental! The amount of love for you is indescribable.”
Emotional, a third added: “I have sobbed over the death of Tom Parker multiple times this week. I am glad the Grammys included him in the memorial.”
“The Grammys really put Tom Parker in their memorial part. And my heart just died a little more. I’m still not ready to believe he’s gone for good. Like I can’t. My heart can’t take it,” a fourth commented.
It comes as Parker’s wife, Kelsey, has set up a fundraiser to raise money for ‘amazing causes’ in his name.
The GoFundMe page was set up with an initial target of £5,000 but has already raised over £36,000.
Its bio reads: “As many of you know, Tom was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2020 and on Wednesday 30th March 2022, he passed away peacefully with all of his closest friends and family by his side.
“We politely request that instead of gifts and flowers, donations are made to this GoFundMe account with all proceeds eventually going to amazing causes in Tom’s name, to help others in need.”
Parker’s wife also stated that she wants to turn everyone’s ‘incredible love, support and generosity’ into something positive to ‘keep his memory alive forever’.
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