at the age of
Singer Tom Parker has died at the age of 33, after being diagnosed with an
inoperable brain tumour in 2020.
He found fame as one of the members of pop band The Wanted, who had such hits as
Glad You Came, All Time Low, Heart Vacancy and Lightning
The Wanted formed in 2009, released their debut album the following year, and soon attracted a large fan base, performing at events including the
2010 BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards in London.
Glad You Came
, became number one in the UK, and also made it to number three on the US Billboard chart.
But before joining the British-Irish boy band, Bolton-born Parker had received a bruising
rejection from ITV talent show
The X Factor, aged16.
In 2018, Parker appeared in ITV's The Real Full Monty: Live, with former rugby union player Ugo Monye, to raise
awareness of prostate and testicular cancer
married Kelsey Hardwick in 2018
They had a baby daughter the following year and were expecting a second child when Parker's diagnosis was made public.