Tom Parker’s wife Kelsey reveals star’s funeral location and asks fans to line the streets

Kelsey Hardwick has revealed the funeral plans for her late husband Tom Parker today and has invited fans to gather on the streets ahead of the ceremony to pay their respects. 

Tom passed away on 30 March at the age of 33 from a brain cancer called glioblastoma after being diagnosed with the inoperable stage four disease in October 2020.

He left behind wife Kelsey and their two young children, daughter Aurelia, two, and son Bodhi, one.

It was announced by Kelsey that Tom’s funeral will be held today, Wednesday 20 April, in Queensway, South East London, as she invited fans who wished to pay their respects to the late singer to line the streets on the day of the ceremony.

The service will be held privately in Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Petts Wood, however it will be shown on screens for the public to see and there will be a route proceeding towards the location of the ceremony beforehand.

Posting a statement including the details of the funeral, Kelsey wrote: “Thomas Anthony Parker. There will be a private celebration of life on Wednesday 20th April.

"We know many of you would like to pay your respects as well, so would love for you to join us in Petts Wood from 10am.

"It would be beautiful to have everyone line the route as we head to our private service.


"You are then welcome to join us outside the church for the duration where the service will be relayed on screens."

Kelsey followed up by thanking fans on Instagram Stories for their support since Tom’s death three weeks ago, which she said has been helping her and his family through “the most difficult time”.

She also asked that flowers were not sent to the funeral service as the family had plans to arrange their own and instead requested donations to brain cancer research following the steps Tom took to raise awareness of the disease.

Tom fought bravely against his illness up until his death last month and had appeared in several live concert shows with his band The Wanted in the weeks before he passed away.

Kelsey released a statement at the time of Tom's death which read: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side.

"Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence."

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