News | Entertainment
14 Aug 2022 2:29
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
     12 Aug: Dame Olivia Newton-John's husband John Easterling says his late wife was the "most courageous woman"
     12 Aug: Michael K. Williams "never felt more ugly" in the aftermath of his facial scar
     12 Aug: Dionne Warwick says her friend Dame Olivia Newton-John was a "sweetheart"
     12 Aug: Halle Bailey received "words of encouragement" from her grandparents following the racist abuse to her 'The Little Mermaid' casting
     12 Aug: Heather Rae El Moussa shared a sonogram photo of her unborn son
     12 Aug: Millie Bobby Brown felt "powerless" during her "unhealthy" relationship with her ex Hunter Ecimovic
     12 Aug: Steve Martin isn't going to look for any more acting roles
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The established midfielders in the Wellington Lions squad are happy to have a youngster providing competition for their starting spots More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A milestone birthday for our Interislander ferry service More...



     Today's News

    Auckland:
    One end of a street in Auckland's Point Chevalier has been submerged as water burst from the ground 21:49

    Christchurch:
    Police are asking for sightings of a van involved in a hit and run in Christchurch 21:19

    Politics:
    Schools across New Zealand are struggling to fill teacher positions in nearly every subject 18:59

    Rugby:
    The established midfielders in the Wellington Lions squad are happy to have a youngster providing competition for their starting spots 18:39

    Law and Order:
    Salman Rushdie, the Booker Prize-winning author and fierce critic of religion with a bounty on his head 18:09

    Rugby:
    The Springboks are relishing the chance to unleash their World Cup winning loose forward trio to dish out further torment for the All Blacks 18:09

    Accident and Emergency:
    The pilot and passenger of a light aircraft have survived a plane crash in the Nelson Lakes region 17:39

    Politics:
    A new partnership has been agreed between by iwi and four maori health providers 17:29

    Rugby:
    Belief from the Springboks camp that Richie Mo'unga's inclusion at first five bolsters the All Blacks for tomorrow morning's second test 16:19

    Rugby:
    The All Blacks are determined to right the wrongs of the first test against South Africa when they meet again tomorrow morning at Ellis Park 16:09


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd