Tom Parker was laid to relaxation on April 19 in London, three weeks after he misplaced his battle with mind most cancers. Tom’s bandmates from The Wished attended his funeral, and Max George even gave a eulogy to mourn the 33-year-old. Throughout his transferring speech, Max remembered Tom for his love of laughing, in addition to his “feistiness” and love of music.
“It’s with deepest disappointment that we’re right here right now, however I’m goin to attempt to say one thing from us boys that may make you smile about Tom,” Max stated, in keeping with The Mirror. Max known as Tom his “brother” within the speech, and gushed that he at all times made his bandmates “smile” from the very starting. “His love for music and attempt for fulfillment outmatched any of us,” Max continued. “His feistiness outmatched anybody on the planet. He’s the one member of The Wished that has had a punch up with each member of The Wished.”
Along with Max, Tom’s different bandmates — Jay McGuinness, Siva Kaneswaran and Nathan Sykes — had been additionally in attendance on the funeral. All of them served as pallbearers, serving to to hold Tom’s coffin. In his eulogy, Max praised Tom for doing all the things “with the perfect intentions”, and admitted that he was capable of “get away with all the things” due to who he was.
“I might stand right here and say a lot about Tom, however you’ll all have your reminiscences about him,” Max added. “One factor I’ll at all times bear in mind is his snigger. He liked laughing at folks. We skilled that almost day by day. All I’ve acquired to say is he left us far too early and we’ll miss him a lot. I feel the heartbreak shared right now is a credit score to the love Tom unfold around the globe. The folks outdoors, the folks right here right now, everywhere in the world. You relaxation straightforward, mate.”
Tom was married to his spouse, Kelsey Hardwick, and had two younger youngsters on the time of his loss of life. He first shared his mind most cancers information with followers in October 2020, and succumbed to the illness a yr and a half later, passing away on March 30, 2022.