English singer, Tom Parker, widely known as a member of the boy band the Wanted.

Picture of English singer, Tom Parker
Caption: Picture of English singer, Tom Parker (Photo: redbrick)

Early Life of Tom Parker

On August 4, 1988, Tom Parker was born who grew up in Bolton, Greater Manchester. His full name is Thomas Anthony Parker. At the age of 16, he learned to play the guitar after trying out his older brother's guitar. Also, he went on n to audition for The X Factor but did not get past the first round. Tom had British nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. 

He joined Manchester Metropolitan University located in Manchester, England. He has studied  Geography but dropped out in pursuit of a professional singing career. Prior to joining the Wanted, Parker was part of Take That II, a tribute band that toured Northern England.

Career of Parker

In 2009, Jayne Collins held a mass audition to form a boy band after launching Parade and the Saturdays. Out of the thousands of others who auditioned, Parker was selected as one of five members, along with Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, and Jay McGuiness. Before naming their band, the Wanted, the band formed and began working on their debut album. The single debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart when it was released on 25 July 2010. Among their other hits were "Heart Vacancy," "Glad You Came," "Chasing the Sun," and "I Found You." The group starred in their own reality series on E! in 2013, to cater to the American music market but only aired for one season.

Tom Parker performing on the stage
Caption: Tom Parker performing on the stage (Photo: lep)

In January 2014, The Wanted announced that they would be breaking up. As a DJ, Parker collaborated with Richard Rawson on a track called "Fireflies," which was released in August 2014. He competed in the UK version of Celebrity MasterChef in May 2015 and was eliminated during the semi-final round. His solo single "Undiscovered" was released in October 2015 along with his own website and tour dates. After Tina Hobley dislocated her elbow after falling on her arm and losing her balance, he was announced to replace her on Channel 4's The Jump. The series ultimately ended with him finishing third. Parker played Danny Zuko in the UK tour of Grease in 2017 and put his wedding on hold for the tour.

Net Worth of Tom Parker

Tom Parker had earned an estimated net worth of $8 Million at the time of his death. He was able to earned a hefty sum of money sum of his musical career. While Parker was alive, he lived a comfortable life. 

However, he hasn't mentioned his annual earnings out of his work. Surely, he has left his property and worth to his family. During his lifetime, he has worked in tv series and earned money as well. 

Wife of Tom Parker

It's still unclear when and how Tom met with his wife Kelsey. However, the couple announced their engagement in March 2016. The news came out as a surprise to everyone. After 2 years of their engagement, they got married. 

Tom Parker with his wife Kelsey Hardwick
Caption: Tom Parker with his wife Kelsey Hardwick (Photo: mirror)

In July 2018, Parker tied the wedding knot with his wife Kelsey Hardwick. Tom's wife Hardwick is an English actress and vlogger. Tom and Kelsey got married in a romantic ceremony in the grounds of Ridge Farm in Surrey, England, surrounded by their family and closest friends. 

Does Tom Parker Have a Kids?

Tom Parker has 2 kids (son & daughter) shared with his wife Hardwick. The couple shared a daughter Aurelia Rose Parker who was born on June 30, 2019. He revealed the name of his daughter via Twitter. 

Tom Parker with his wife Kelsey Hardwick & their kids
Caption: Tom Parker with his wife Kelsey Hardwick & their kids (Photo: birminghammail)

The couple was expecting their second child revealed in May 2020. They blessed with a son Bodhi Thomas Paris Parker, who was born in October 2020. 

Height of Tom Parker

Tom Parker had a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78m tall. 

Tom Parker Cause of Death & Illness

Parker announced that he had been diagnosed with an inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma on 12 October 2020. After suffering a seizure in July, he was put on a waiting list for an MRI scan, but then suffered another seizure while on vacation. Parker posted to Instagram in January 2021 that his cancerous tumor was "significantly reduced" and that he was continuing to receive treatment. 

Picture of Tom Parker
Caption: Picture of Tom Parker (Photo: ladbible)

Also, he held a special charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, and the event was called "Inside My Head". Through his Twitter account, he claimed his brain tumor was stable. Tom died of complications from glioblastoma at St Christopher's Hospice in London despite his previous claims. On 30th March 2022, he died in hospital, when he was at the age of 33. His former Wanted bandmates tributes to Parker as well as numerous other celebrities and public figures. On 20 April 2022, a funeral was held for Parker.