Tom Mann, who rose to fame in 2014 for his appearance on the UK’s TV show “The X Factor,” has recently shared the tragic news of his fiancée’s passing.
On Monday, June 20 – the same day the couple was supposed to exchange their vows and get married, Mann took to his Instagram and shared the demise of his beloved Danielle Hampson.
He posted a black-and-white photo of the 34-year-old Hampson and their 8-month-old son, Bowie, with a very emotional caption.
“I can’t believe I am writing these words, but my darling Dani — my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life — passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June. What was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak. I feel like I have cried an ocean.”
“We never made it to the [altar]; or got to say our vows or dance our first dance, but I know you know that you were my entire world and the best thing that has ever happened to me, Danielle, I will wear this ring that I was always supposed to wear as a sign of my unconditional love to you.”
He further added, “Completely broken trying to process” the tragedy. “I honestly don’t know where to go from here, but I do know I need to use any strength I can muster for our little boy, I will not be a mark on the parent that you had already become but I promise I will do my everything to raise Bowie just the way we always wanted. I promise you he will know how amazing his mummy was. I promise to make you so so proud.”
“Most beautiful person inside and out” as well as the “most incredible soul.” He penned.
“We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that,” he shared. “I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time.”
The 28-year-old musician and former Stereo Kicks member concluded his post by saying,
“My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever.”
After the heartbreaking post shared by the X Factor alum, many celebrities, fellow X Factor stars, and fans shared their condolences.
Famous Singer Ellie Goulding commented, “I’m thinking of you nonstop… You are so strong. Here for you always. Love you xxxx”.
Fellow X Factor star James Arthur said, “Thinking about you mate, sending you and your family strength x.”
“Sending so much love, light & healing to you, Bowie & everyone who loved Dani!” Wrote Nadine Coyle.
“Awful news Tom. Sending u so much love and light – here for you x,” MNEK commented.
According to People Magazine, the couple initially planned to get married in August 2020 but later postponed their wedding due to the pandemic. They welcomed their son Bowie in October 2021.
Danielle passed away on Saturday, June 18, and the cause of her death is not yet known.
What was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives turned into the worst day ever! Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Images & Featured Images via Tom Mann on Instagram