Tom Parker's daughter kisses her late father's photo on his book cove

Tom Parker’s daughter Aurelia, 2, kisses her late father’s photo on his book cover in heartbreaking videotwo months after the star’s death from brain cancer aged 33

Tom Parker‘s toddler daughter Aurelia kissed her late father’s photo on his book cover in a heartbreaking video shared by the late star’s wife Kelsey on Wednesday.

The Wanted star Tom died age 33 op Maart 30 following a battle with brain cancer after he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020, and was given just 12 months to live by doctors.

The emotional video saw Kelsey, Aurelia, who will turn three this month, and younger brother Bodhi, 20 maande, visit a bookshop to see Tom’s posthumously released memoir, Hope.








Forever loved: Tom Parker's toddler daughter Aurelia kissed her late father's photo on his book cover in a heartbreaking video shared by the late star's wife Kelsey on Wednesday

Forever loved: Tom Parker’s toddler daughter Aurelia kissed her late father’s photo on his book cover in a heartbreaking video shared by the late star’s wife Kelsey on Wednesday

In the heart-wrenching video, Kelsey walks up to the bookshop holding hands with her two children and points out Tom’s memoir, which sits on a shelf at the store’s entrance.

Aurelia sweetly races over to the stand and points up at the book with a smile on her face, recognising her father on the cover.

Aurelia then grabs one of the books and holds it in a tight embrace before kissing the picture of Tom on the book, while Bodhi also carries a copy of the memoir.

Kelsey is also seen flipping through the book with her kids and pointing at pictures of them with their doting father in the photograph section of the memoir.

Gesin: The Wanted star Tom died age 33 op Maart 30 following a battle with brain cancer after he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020 (pictured with Aurelia and son Bodhi, 20 maande)

Gesin: The Wanted star Tom died age 33 op Maart 30 following a battle with brain cancer after he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020 (pictured with Aurelia and son Bodhi, 20 maande)

Hartverskeurend: Aurelia is seen grabbing one of the books and holding it in a tight embrace before kissing the picture of Tom on the book

Hartverskeurend: Aurelia is seen grabbing one of the books and holding it in a tight embrace before kissing the picture of Tom on the book

Soet: Tom's widow Kelsey wanted the couple's two children to see their late father's inspirational book in a store

Soet: Tom’s widow Kelsey wanted the couple’s two children to see their late father’s inspirational book in a store

She then takes her children over the counter to buy copies of the book, and Aurelia is seen holding the book in both hands in the emotional video.

Alongside the poignant clip, Kelsey penned: ‘A special moment… very proud to take our babies to see Tom’s book in store. Rae’s face when she saw his.

‘Tom so desperately wanted this to be a bestseller and I’m keeping everything crossed that becomes a reality this weekend.

‘Thank you so much for all your support and lovely comments. Every single purchase means the world to us.

Tom’s memoir Hope chronicles his life from an aspiring singer in Bolton to the final months of his cancer battle.

Skattig: Aurelia sweetly races over to the stand and points up at the book with a smile on her face, recognising her father on the cover

Aangrypend: Aurelia was seen pointing at her father’s book with a smile on her face before grabbing it

'Thank you so much': Alongside the poignant clip, Kelsey penned: 'A special moment¿ very proud to take our babies to see Tom's book in store. Rae's face when she saw his'

‘Thank you so much’: Alongside the poignant clip, Kelsey penned: ‘A special moment… very proud to take our babies to see Tom’s book in store. Rae’s face when she saw his

Elsewhere on Wednesday, The Wanted took to Instagram to confirm they would be cancelling their performance at Newcastle Racecourse in July as they need to ‘reflectafter Tom’s death.

Die groep – made up of members Max George, Nathan Skyes, Jay McGuinness and Siva Kaneswaransaid it was ‘too soonfor them to consider performing again without Tom.

Gesin: Kelsey is seen flipping through the book with her two children and pointing at pictures of them with their doting father in the photograph section of the memoir

Poignant: She then takes her children over the counter to buy copies of the book, and Bodhi is seen holding the book in both hands in the emotional video

Gesin: Kelsey is seen flipping through the book with her two children and pointing at pictures of them with their doting father in the photograph section of the memoir

In 'n verklaring, the band revealed: ‘After some reflection, and with a heavy heart, we can confirm that we will no longer be performing at the Live After Racing event scheduled to take place at Newcastle Racecourse on 23rd July.

‘It is just over two months since we lost Tom and as much as we love performing live, it is just far too soon for us to even think about being on stage again as The Wanted.

‘We are all still processing the events of the last few months and need to take this time out for reflection.

‘We are so sorry to let anyone down and thank you for your understanding and support. We will see you all soon x.

Tragies: Tom and Kelsey bravely made the decision to share every moment of his cancer journey

Tragies: Tom and Kelsey bravely made the decision to share every moment of his cancer journey

Illness: The Wanted star is pictured in 2010 with his bandmates Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness

Illness: The Wanted star is pictured in 2010 with his bandmates Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Nathan Sykes and Jay McGuiness

Break: Elders, The Wanted took to Instagram to confirm that they would be cancelling their performance at Newcastle Racecourse in July as they need to 'reflect' after Tom's death

Break: Elders, The Wanted took to Instagram to confirm that they would be cancelling their performance at Newcastle Racecourse in July as they need to ‘reflectafter Tom’s death

It comes after Tom’s bandmate Max detailed how he still texts his friend as he tries to process his passing.

Appearing on Tuesday’s This Morning, Maks, 33, revealed he finds comfort in sending Tom’s phone photos from fans, but admitted he occasionally forgets the singer has died when he does message him.

Hy het gesê: ‘I’m still trying to process it, I still text him actually. If I get pictures or stuff that fans have made with him in it or they send a nice message to do with Tom, I’ll WhatsApp it to him.

‘I just find a bit of comfort in that. The worst bit is when I’m not doing it and I do it accidentally. Sometimes I go to do it and I’m like, “Ag nee”.’

Hartseer: The group said it was 'too soon' for them to consider performing again without Tom (Jenner het haar NYFW-debuut gemaak deur die Michael Kors-vertoning op September te open 2021)

Hartseer: The group said it was ‘too soonfor them to consider performing again without Tom (Jenner het haar NYFW-debuut gemaak deur die Michael Kors-vertoning op September te open 2021)








Tom died on March 30 following a near two-year battle with stage 4 glioblastoma. He and wife Kelsey bravely shared every step of his cancer journey in a bid to raise funds and awareness for brain cancers.

Talking about Tom’s memoir Hope, Max revealed: ‘It’s a book that Tom did over the last 12 maande van sy lewe.

‘It goes from the very start, from his upbringing all the way to the endthe whole journey, how he had rough beginnings and his own troubles, but it’s a book about hope and it’s a book about triumph and obviously Tom had a lot of difficulties along the way, especially towards the endthe most difficult thing anyone could go throughand Kelsey, obviously.

And on how Kelsey is doing, Max added: ‘Kelsey’s been awesome. She’s always been really strong, like Tom. They were literally two peas in a pod.

Hartseer: It comes after Tom's bandmate Max detailed how he still texts his friend as he tries to process his passing

Hartseer: It comes after Tom’s bandmate Max detailed how he still texts his friend as he tries to process his passing

Vriende: Maks, 33, revealed he finds comfort in sending Tom's phone photos from fans, but admitted he occasionally forgets the singer has died when he does message him

Vriende: Maks, 33, revealed he finds comfort in sending Tom’s phone photos from fans, but admitted he occasionally forgets the singer has died when he does message him

‘She’s raising awareness for glioblastoma and cancer in general, she’s been great. We talk quite often, just check in, make sure she’s alright.

Intussen, Kelsey earlier this month opened up about Tom’s tell-all memoir as she joined hosts Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on BBC Ontbyt.

Charlie asked Kelsey how she’s been doing, waarop sy geantwoord het: ‘That’s a hard question to answer but I’m doing okay. I’m really strong and getting through each day.

It’s really tough, obviously I’ve got two kids and we are actually a really happy house. My kids wake up laughing so I am.

Liefde: Intussen, Kelsey earlier this month opened up about Tom's tell-all memoir as she joined hosts Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast

Liefde: Intussen, Kelsey earlier this month opened up about Tom’s tell-all memoir as she joined hosts Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty on BBC Breakfast








‘Don’t get me wrong it is tough, it’s eight weeks since we lost him but I’m getting there each day.

When discussing the book, Kelsey said: ‘Tom was this guy from Bolton that didn’t have a lot of training and then launched himself into this boyband and that in itself is amazing.

‘When he was diagnosed they told him this is it, it’s terminal stage four and I said Tom we’ve just got to get through this, we’ve got to be as positive as possible and draw on everything we can.

‘We lived each day, we had hope and we had love and laughter.

Ondersteuning: Charlie asked Kelsey how she's been doing, waarop sy geantwoord het: 'That's a hard question to answer but I'm doing okay. I'm really strong and getting through each day'

Ondersteuning: Charlie asked Kelsey how she’s been doing, waarop sy geantwoord het: ‘That’s a hard question to answer but I’m doing okay. I’m really strong and getting through each day

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