Meet the stars who have battled cancer

The Wanted's Tom Parker dies age 33 after battle with brain cancer

Stars Insider

31/03/22 | StarsInsider


British pop star Tom Parker has sadly passed away at the premature age of 33. His wife, Kelsey Hardwick, confirmed that he died on March 30 due to a brain tumor. He was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma, a severe form of brain cancer, in October 2020 after suffering from seizures. He leaves behind two children, Aurelia and Bodhi, who are both under the age of three. Parker rose to fame as part of the boy band the Wanted in 2009. His bandmates have all expressed their devastation at the loss of their "brother." 

It's estimated that 10 million people die of cancer every year, and nearly twice as many people are diagnosed with the disease. It's an incredibly common and often devastating illness that has touched most of us in one way or another. Even still, it's surprising to learn just how many famous faces have battled cancer. Thankfully, many of them have lived to tell the tale and inspire us with their perseverance in the face of such adversity. 

Click through the gallery to learn more about the stars who won their battles with cancer, the ones who have not won the fight yet, and the unlucky few who ultimately lost theirs.


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