All five members of The Wanted made a joint public show of friendship just days before Tom Parker’s tragic death.
Max George, Jay McGuinness, Nathan Sykes, and Siva Kaneswaren, as well as Tom himself, all shared a photo of the group together on social media earlier this week.
And all of them used matching captions – ‘Dream team’.
The group has been together since 2009 and recently reunited after a hiatus for a greatest hits tour.
Tom’s own post, which was his last on Instagram, was a photo of him up on stage with The Wanted on that tour, for which he sat on a throne wearing dark sunglasses.
His bandmate and best friend Max shared a similar photo.
Tom passed away peacefully earlier today, with his family and bandmates by his side.
He leaves behind wife Kelsey, and two children – Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one
The 33-year-old from Bolton had been receiving treatment for an inoperable brain tumour since 2020.
A touching tribute has now been shared by The Wanted, who wrote: “Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan and 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.”
Siva has also written a tribute, saying: “Hey Tom, hope you’re having a blast up there. I am so grateful that I had a chance to witness your true courage.It has been a pleasure of my life Tommy Boy.
“Thank you for letting us see you light up the world. Talk to you soon and see you later. Love you brother x”
Featured image: Instagram, @tomparkerofficial