News | Entertainment
9 Aug 2022 4:11
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Tom Parker's widow plans to get his ashes made into jewellery

    The Wanted singer passed away in March aged just 33 after battling a brain tumour and Kelsey Parker is planning a lasting tribute to her late spouse so she, his mother Noreen and their children Aurelia, who turns four this week, and Bodhi, 20 months, can always keep him close to their hearts


    She said: "It will be something really special the kids can have and it will be given to them at a certain time, but I don't know when yet."

    Tom passed away just a week after appearing on stage with his bandmates on their reunion tour and Kelsey admitted she was "shocked" that he died so quickly, though she thinks the 'Glad You Came' singer would have been pleased she didn't have to see him suffer for too long.

    She told OK! magazine: "It happened really quick. This isn't the way I thought things were going to happen. He literally came off that tour and went downhill. I was so shocked - I was beside myself because it happened within a week.

    "But I do think that is typical Tom style. He didn't want to put me through misery, it's like he was like, 'Right let's just get this done really quick as well. I've ticked the box with the tour and I'm going to go now.'

    "I say he lived life quick, even his death was quick. Those first couple of weeks after he died, I was just in massive shock."

    And Kelsey thinks Tom - who was given his diagnosis in October 2020 - was "massively shocked" by his rapid decline.

    She admitted: "I think he was massively shocked at the end to be like, 'Is this the end?'

    "I don't think he was expecting it, and I don't think you are ever going to expect that really.

    "But we still had the fight even at the end. It was like, 'No, come on, we can do this, let's make whatever is happening the best it can possibly be.' We were in it together, it was our cancer together. It wasn't like, 'Oh yeah, he's got the cancer," it was our cancer. If I could have taken it from him I would have taken it any day.

    "And I think for me and him the research we did together brought us closer as well in a crazy way."

    Tom's desire to stay positive throughout his illness meant he didn't leave any farewell messages for his children to read when they are older.

    Kelsey explained: "If I started telling him to write letters to the kids, he would have been like, 'What do you mean? Do you not think I'm going to survive this?' It wouldn't have been good for his mental attitude. He didn't need to do that because I'll tell them what he thought."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     08 Aug: Anne Heche's team has asked fans to "pray" for her after she was involved in a car accident
     08 Aug: Teresa Giudice has got married
     08 Aug: Tom Daley feels an obligation to use his platform to fight for LGBTQ+ rights
     08 Aug: Britney Spears is "saddened" after her ex-husband publicly revealed their sons haven't seen her "for months"
     08 Aug: Maya Jama has split from her fiance
     08 Aug: Winona Ryder's boyfriend thought she was Milla Jovovich when they first met
     08 Aug: Joe Wicks has a fully-stocked bar in his house
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Meanwhile Wellington have escaped defeat at the hands of a surging Bay of Plenty Steamers outfit in the capital, 37-35 More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    An Auckland storage locker has been auctioned off for two-hundred-thousand dollars More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Anne Heche's team has asked fans to "pray" for her after she was involved in a car accident 21:52

    Politics:
    the latest Kantar One News opinion poll shows both Labour and National bleeding support to ACT 21:49

    Entertainment:
    Teresa Giudice has got married 21:22

    Politics:
    New National MP Sam Uffindell is at the centre of controversy after it emerged he was expelled from exclusive Kings College in Auckland after seriously beating a younger boy 21:19

    Law and Order:
    Three men have been arrested in relation to the death of a man in New Plymouth last week 21:19

    International:
    The Loop: Barilaro faces trade job inquiry, banks divided on interest rate expectations, two killed in Brisbane attack and ancient finds in Pompeii 21:09

    Entertainment:
    Tom Daley feels an obligation to use his platform to fight for LGBTQ+ rights 20:52

    Entertainment:
    Britney Spears is "saddened" after her ex-husband publicly revealed their sons haven't seen her "for months" 20:22

    Entertainment:
    Maya Jama has split from her fiance 19:52

    Entertainment:
    Winona Ryder's boyfriend thought she was Milla Jovovich when they first met 19:22


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd