Tom Parker is an English singer best known as a member of the boy band the Wanted.
Tom Parker’s Birthday
Tom Parker, who grew up in Bolton, Greater Manchester, was born on August 4, 1988. Thomas Anthony Parker is his full name.
He learned to play the guitar at the age of 16 after borrowing his older brother’s guitar. He also auditioned for The X Factor but did not make it past the first round. Tom is of English ethnicity and has British nationality.
He enrolled at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He studied Geography but dropped out to pursue a career as a professional singer. Parker was a member of Take That II, a tribute band that toured Northern England before joining the Wanted.
Tom Parker’s Death and Illness
Parker announced on October 12, 2020, that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma. He was put on a waiting list for an MRI scan after having a seizure in July but then had another seizure while on vacation.
Parker announced on Instagram in January 2021 that his cancerous tumor had been “significantly reduced” and that he was still undergoing treatment.
In addition, he held a special charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall in support of Stand Up to Cancer, dubbed “Inside My Head.” He claimed on Twitter that his brain tumor was stable. Despite his previous claims, Tom died of glioblastoma complications at St Christopher’s Hospice in London.
He died in a hospital on March 30, 2022, at the age of 33. Parker received tributes from his former Wanted bandmates, as well as numerous other celebrities and public figures. Parker’s funeral was held on April 20, 2022.
Tom Parker’s Net Worth
At the time of his death, Tom Parker had an estimated net worth of $8 million. He was able to earn a substantial sum of money from his musical career. Parker had a comfortable life while he was alive.
He hasn’t, however, mentioned his annual earnings from his job. He has undoubtedly left his property and worth to his family. Throughout his life, he has worked in television series and earned money.
Tom Parker’s Wife and Kids
When and how Tom met his wife Kelsey remains unknown. The couple did, however, announce their engagement in March 2016. Everyone was taken aback by the news. They married after two years of engagement.
Parker married his wife Kelsey Hardwick in July of this year. Hardwick, Tom’s wife, is an English actress and vlogger. Tom and Kelsey married in a romantic ceremony on the grounds of Ridge Farm in Surrey, England, surrounded by their family and closest friends.
Tom Parker and his wife Hardwick have two kids (a son and a daughter). Aurelia Rose Parker, the couple’s daughter, was born on June 30, 2019. He revealed his daughter’s name on Twitter.
The couple revealed their second child was due in May 2020. They were blessed with a son, Bodhi Thomas Paris Parker, in October 2020.
Height of Tom Parker
Tom Parker stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m) tall.
After launching Parade and the Saturdays, Jayne Collins held a mass audition to form a boy band in 2009. Parker was chosen as one of five members from thousands who auditioned, along with Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, and Jay McGuiness. The band formed and began working on their debut album before naming themselves the Wanted.
When it was released on July 25, 2010, the single debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. “Heart Vacancy,” “Glad You Came,” “Chasing the Sun,” and “I Found You” were among their other hits. To cater to the American music market, the group starred in their own reality series on E! in 2013, but it only aired for one season.
The Wanted announced the dissolution of their band in January 2014. Parker worked as a DJ with Richard Rawson on the track “Fireflies,” which was released in August 2014.
In May 2015, he competed in the UK version of Celebrity MasterChef and was eliminated during the semi-final round. In October 2015, he released his solo single “Undiscovered,” as well as his own website and tour dates.
He was announced to replace Tina Hobley on Channel 4’s The Jump after she dislocated her elbow after falling on her arm and losing her balance. He eventually finished third in the series. Parker played Danny Zuko in the UK tour of Grease in 2017, delaying his wedding.