Tom Parker offered support to woman, 23, who died of brain tumour

‘They clicked straight away’: The Wanted’s Tom Parker offered support to woman, 23, who tragically died six weeks before him of the same type of brain tumour

Tom Parker helped a family who were dealing with their daughter’s terminal brain tumour in the months before his death.

The Wanted singer, 33, who passed away on Wednesday March 30, bonded with 23-year-old Amani Liaquat as they both battled the same disease. 

According to The Mirror, the pair texted regularly with one text from Tom to Amani reading: ‘I don’t understand. Why do you think you’re dying? You’re not dying. We’re not dying. We are young. We are fit enough.’ 

Support: Tom Parker helped a family who were dealing with their daughter Amani Liaquat's terminal brain tumour in the months before his death.

Support: Tom Parker helped a family who were dealing with their daughter Amani Liaquat’s terminal brain tumour in the months before his death.

Amani, a first class honours law graduate, tragically died on February 21 on her sister Ruqayyah’s 21st birthday.

Tom met Amani when he was filming his Channel 4 documentary Tom Parker – Inside My Head and they kept in touch after.

Her parents said that when Tom died, it felt like losing another member of the family.

Amani’s father Khuram Liaquat said: ‘Their journey, the stories of seizures and so on were almost identical so they clicked straight away. To have him keep in touch, to have almost this lifeline from Tom, gave Amani some hope and excitement.’

Friendship: The Wanted singer, 33, who passed away on Wednesday March 30, bonded with 23-year-old Amani Liaquat as they both battled the same disease

Friendship: The Wanted singer, 33, who passed away on Wednesday March 30, bonded with 23-year-old Amani Liaquat as they both battled the same disease

‘She was a trapped soul, completely isolated because she couldn’t go out during the pandemic when she was sick. Tom was one of the few people battling the same disease she met in person. Their exchanges turned into almost a little conversation piece.’

Amani, from Luton, saw Tom perform with The Wanted at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September.

Tom texted Amani words of support on the day of her brain surgery which her parents said really helped her.

On the day of her death, Tom took to Instagram and wrote: ‘My thoughts and love are with her family. She was an incredible young lady. Bright, smart, funny and I had the greatest pleasure to meet her.’

Close: Amani's parents said that when Tom died, it felt like losing another member of the family

Close: Amani’s parents said that when Tom died, it felt like losing another member of the family

He later sent Amani’s family a ceramic angel box, a a packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds, and a silver picture frame which they keep in their bedroom. 

Amani was diagnosed with grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-growing brain tumour, on her 22nd birthday and passed away 22 months later.

The news of Tom’s death was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, who he is survived by along with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.

Kelsey said: ‘It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side.

‘Our hearts are broken. Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

Amani's father Khuram Liaquat said: 'Their journey, the stories of seizures and so on were almost identical so they clicked straight away'

Amani’s father Khuram Liaquat said: ‘Their journey, the stories of seizures and so on were almost identical so they clicked straight away’

‘We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children.’

She went on to thank everyone who has cared for Tom during his illness, adding that he fought the disease until the very end.

A statement posted on the band’s official Instagram account read: ‘The whole Wanted family are devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker, who passed away peacefully at lunchtime today surrounded by his family and his band mates.

‘Tom was an amazing husband to Kelsey, and father to Aurelia and Bodhi. He was our brother, words can’t express the loss and sadness we feel. Always and forever in our hearts.’

Heartbreaking; The news of Tom's death was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, who he is survived by along with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one

Heartbreaking; The news of Tom’s death was confirmed by his wife Kelsey, 32, who he is survived by along with their two children, Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one

Heartfelt: In a lengthy caption Kelsey said she 'couldn't imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence'

Heartfelt: In a lengthy caption Kelsey said she ‘couldn’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence’








A close family friend told The Sun that in his final moments, Tom asked to listen to the Oasis song ‘Live Forever’ along with his friends, family and fellow bandmates as he passed on.

The singer’s death comes just one week after he revealed he was in the process of writing a tell-all memoir amid his battle with brain cancer.

Tom was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma and went public with his diagnosis in October 2020. 

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Career: Tom found fame as a member of pop group The Wanted  (L-R, Siva Kaneswaren, Tom, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Nathan Sykes)

Career: Tom found fame as a member of pop group The Wanted  (L-R, Siva Kaneswaren, Tom, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Nathan Sykes)

Statement: A statement posted on the band's official Instagram account read: 'The whole Wanted family are devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker

Statement: A statement posted on the band’s official Instagram account read: ‘The whole Wanted family are devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker