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Tom Parker’s Wanted bandmates carry his coffin to the funeral


Tom Parker was laid to rest by his bandmates on Wednesday in a moving funeral in London.

The four surviving members of The Wanted, Max George, Jay McGuiness, Siva Kaneswaran and Nathan Sykes, were pictured carrying the coffin of the late singer.

Tom Parker’s Wanted bandmates carry his coffin to the funeral
George and McGuiness are seen here helping their late bandmate’s coffin.
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Parker died March 30 at the age of 33 after more than a year of battling terminal brain cancer.

Along with his boy band, One Direction member Liam Payne was also spotted at the service, which was held at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Tom Parker’s Wanted bandmates carry his coffin to the funeral
In 2012, Tom apparently blamed The Wanted’s breakup on One Direction, saying, “I don’t think any band can compete with them right now.”
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Although the funeral was private, Parker’s wife, Kelsey Parker, invited fans to join friends and family in a horse-drawn hearse procession through the church. The service was also relayed on screens outside.

Kelsey Parker was seen collapsing outside the church.

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Tom Parker’s Wanted bandmates carry his coffin to the funeral

We see her here consoled by her relatives.

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Hundreds of people showed up to pay their respects. A flower arrangement with the words “Glad You Came” – a tribute to The Wanted’s 2011 hit song – was seen spelled out in front, according to The Sun.

Kelsey seemed overwhelmed with emotion as she wiped the tears from her face.

There was another beautiful flower arrangement with the word “Dad” spelled out.

Tom Parker’s Wanted bandmates carry his coffin to the funeral
Friends and family carried a sign that read “Dad” into the ward.
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Kelsey shared her 2-year-old daughter, Aurelia Rose, and 1-year-old son, Bodhi, with Tom.

On April 2, the actress thanked fans for their emotional and financial support.

She wrote on Instagram, “Words cannot express how much all of your love and support means at this time. We are overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.

“We have created a donation page for those of you who would like to make a donation in Tom’s memory. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ❤️.”

Tom Parker’s Wanted bandmates carry his coffin to the funeral
This photo of Tom surrounded by flowers was present at the memorial service.
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Kelsey also broke the news of her late husband’s passing on social media, writing at the time: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm that Tom passed away peacefully earlier today along with his entire family. by his side, our hearts are broken.

“Tom was the center of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.”

Tom first revealed in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.

He underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments and announced in November 2021 that his tumor was “under control”.

Tom joined The Wanted in 2009, and they released hits like “All Time Low” and “I Found You”.

The band went on hiatus in 2014 but reunited in 2021 for a greatest hits album and charity gig in London in support of Tom.




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