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Tom Parker of boy band The Needed dies of mind most cancers at 33 – Nationwide

Tom Parker of boy band The Needed dies of mind most cancers at 33 – Nationwide

Tom Parker, a member of the British-Irish boy band The Needed, died Wednesday. He was 33.

Parker’s spouse, Kelsey, introduced on Instagram that the singer “handed away peacefully earlier immediately with all of his household by his facet.”

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“Our hearts are damaged, Tom was the centre of our world and we are able to’t think about life with out his infectious smile and energetic presence,” Kelsey continued. “We’re actually grateful for the outpouring of affection and assist and ask that all of us unite to make sure Tom’s gentle continues to shine for his lovely kids.”

Jay McGuiness, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Max George and Siva Kaneswaran of The Needed throughout HITS Radio’s HITS Dwell 2021 at Resorts World Enviornment on November 20, 2021 in Birmingham, England.


In 2020, Tom was identified with an inoperable mind tumour often called glioblastoma.

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He shared the information of his analysis with followers in October 2020.

“There’s no simple option to say this however I’ve sadly been identified with a Mind Tumour and I’m already present process therapy,” Parker wrote on Instagram.

“We don’t need your unhappiness, we simply need love and positivity and collectively we are going to increase consciousness of this horrible illness and search for all out there therapy choices.”

Parker joined The Needed in 2009. The band launched a number of radio hits, together with Glad You Got here and All Time Low. 

The Needed went on hiatus in 2014 however reunited in 2021 to launch a Biggest Hits album and carry out in a charity live performance in assist of Parker.

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Parker had two kids, a two-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son.

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Glioblastoma is identical type of mind most cancers that killed Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip.

Downie died in October 2017.

This type of most cancers just isn’t solely the most typical sort of malignant mind tumour nevertheless it additionally has one of many poorest survival charges of any sort of most cancers. The typical survival fee, even with aggressive therapy, is lower than one yr.

It’s estimated that 55,000 Canadians are at present residing with mind tumours.

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