Former Stereo Kicks star Tom Mann has revealed that his fiancée died on the morning of their wedding day
Former X Factor contestant Tom Mann has revealed that his fiancé and mother of his son sadly passed away on the morning of Saturday, what was meant to be their wedding day.
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Taking to Instagram, the singer shared the heartbreaking news alongside a black and white photo of Dani Hampson and their son Bowie.
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“I can’t believe I am writing these words but my darling Dani – my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life – passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June.
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“On what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak. I feel like I have cried an ocean. We never made it to the altar; or got to say our vows, or dance our first dance, but I know you know that you were my entire world and the best thing that has ever happened to me, Danielle. I will wear this ring that I was always supposed to wear as a sign of my unconditional love to you.”
Tom’s fiancée Dani and their son Bowie
He continued: “I am completely broken trying to process this and I honestly don’t know where to go from here, but I do know I need to use any strength I can muster for our little boy. I will not be a mark on the parent that you had already become but I promise I will do my everything to raise Bowie just the way we always wanted. I promise you he will know how amazing his mummy was. I promise to make you so so proud.
“The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that. I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time.”
He concluded: “My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever.”
Tom was part of Stereo Kicks in 2014’s X Factor
Tom was inundated with supportive messages from friends and fans.
Ellie Goulding wrote: “I’m thinking of you non stop… You are so strong. Here for you always. Love you.”
HRVY added: “So so so sorry Tom, we all love you, thinking of you man,” whilst Lewis Capaldi remarked: “Love you brother.”
Tom auditioned for The X Factor as a solo artist in 2014 but was ultimately put in Stereo Kicks. The band parted ways a year later.