Tom Parker chose perfect song to play during final moments of cancer battle

Tom Parker is said to have chosen an Oasis song during his final moments as he passed away on Wednesday 30 March.

The 33 year old was diagnosed with a grade four glioblastoma back in October 2020, where he exclusively told OK! magazine that it was the "the worst case scenario".

While he went through countless rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to treat the inoperable brain tumour, his wife Kelsey announced his untimely death yesterday, sharing that their "hearts are broken".

Now, it's been reported that Tom was surrounded by friends, family and The Wanted band members, including Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Max George and Nathan Sykes, while the 1994 Oasis hit Live Forever from their album Definitely Maybe played as he passed away.

A friend close to him told The Sun: "You might have thought Tom would opt for something by The Wanted but Oasis' Live Forever sums him up perfectly – he was a rockstar and that's how he wants to be remembered.

"It's a real anthem to strength and defiance and some of the lyrics really speak to his struggle. Like the track says, Tom really will live forever in his children, his fans and his music."

Tom's wife Kelsey, 32, shared the heartbreaking news of her husband's death on Instagram yesterday as she paid tribute with a black and white photo of him.

"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," she began her post.

Kelsey, who shares kids Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, with him, went on: "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.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you."

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Tom's passing comes just weeks after he took part in The Wanted's recent reunion tour, where the late 33 year old took to the stage in a wheelchair.

Tom was supposed to be joining his bandmates for the full tour, but was only able to make a couple of appearances after pulling out due to his cancer treatment.

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