Tom Parker from "The Wanted" was laid to rest today after losing his 2 year battle with stage 4 Glasioblastoma at the young age of 33.
His bandmates Siva, Max, Nathan and Jay carried Tom's black coffin from a horse-drawn carriage into the church in south-east London. His widow Kelsey had invited the public to line the streets near the church and watch the private service on the screens that had been set-up outside. Flower wreaths spelt "Daddy", "Tom" and "Glad you Came", a nod to the band's hit record.
Kelsey had pre-recorded a speech which was played out, describing Tom as her "soulmate". She said "If love alone could've saved you, you would've lived forever". She spoke about how they'd met in a nightclub before he was in the group and he told her he was "going to be famous so wouldn't have time for a girlfriend" but then he wouldn't leaver her alone. The congregation erupted in laughter.
Tom's bandmate Max George also made an emotional speech and a number of Oasis sings were played. Tom loved the songs "Champagne Supernova" and "Live Forever".
Some well-known faces were there too to pay their respects including Liam Payne, Eastenders' actress Louise Lytton, James Argent, Lydia Bright, Stacey Giggs and Dublin singer-songwriter Ruth-Anne Cunningham performed the songs "Handbags and Gladrags" and "Amazing Grace" accompanied by a violinist.