The star’s death was confirmed on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 through Instagram by his wife and mother of the pair’s two children Kelsey Parker, who supported the star throughout his entire treatment. Writing on social media, Kelsey said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side. Our hearts are broken. Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence. We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children. Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you.”
Along with Kelsey, Parker’s fellow bandmates also paid tribute to their “brother”, along with a whole host of other celebrity faces.
Brain Tumour Research explained that GBM is an “aggressive and incurable” tumour of the brain and spinal cord.
Although never usually spreading outside of the brain, spine or central nervous system to other parts of the body the tumours are extremely “challenging” to treat because of their complex nature.
The condition remains the most common type of primary malignant brain tumour in adults and the latest research indicates that GMBs are unlikely to develop from fully formed brain cells but instead develop from immature cells or stem cells which suffered DNA damage at some point during their development from a stem cell to a progenitor cell (descendants from stem cells) and a mature brain cell.
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