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 shifting speech, Max remembered Tom for his love of laughing, in addition to his “feistiness” and love of music.
“It's with deepest unhappiness that we're right here right this moment, however I’m goin to attempt to say one thing from us boys that may make you smile about Tom,” Max stated, in accordance with The Mirror. Max referred to as Tom his “brother” within the speech, and gushed that he all the time made his bandmates “smile” from the very starting. “His love for music and attempt for achievement 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 pieces “with the very best intentions”, and admitted that he was in a position to “get away with all the pieces” due to who he was.
“I may stand right here and say a lot about Tom, however you’ll all have your reminiscences about him,” Max added. “One factor I’ll all the time keep in mind is his chuckle. He cherished laughing at folks. We skilled that just about every single day. All I’ve bought to say is he left us far too early and we’ll miss him a lot. I feel the heartbreak shared right this moment is a credit score to the love Tom unfold all over the world. The folks outdoors, the folks right here right this moment, all around the world. You relaxation straightforward, mate.”
Tom was married to his spouse, Kelsey Hardwick, and had two younger kids 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.