Tom Parker’s funeral location as wife asks fans to line the route in tribute
The funeral of Tom Parker, The Wanted singer who died at the age of just 33, is set to take place on April 20 in south-east London.
Tom tragically lost his battle with a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma.
He died on March 30 having announced his diagnosis of the stage four disease in October of 2020.
The disease was inoperable, with Tom leaving behind his wife Kelsey Parker and their two children, daughter Aurelia and son Bodhi.
Announcing his death, 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.
His Wanted bandmates are likely to be in attendance at Tom Parker’s funeral
“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.”
Kelsey made a brave statement on April 13 on Instagram, talking directly to people who wanted to come and pay their respects to the singer at his funeral.
Kelsey Parker has encouraged people to line the funeral route that they will take to the church, having shared an address for people to head to for 10am on April 20.
While the service itself will be a private affair for those closest to Tom, Kelsey said there will be screens outside of the church for anyone who wants to watch the service.
Where is Tom Parker’s funeral?
Inside the church in Petts Wood where Tom Parker’s funeral is due to be held (
The funeral itself is due to take place at the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Petts Wood, BR5 1QW at 10:45am.
Kelsey has encouraged people to line the route in Petts Wood to the church where the ceremony is being held in Queensway, south-east London.
There are expected to be screens outside of the church.
In her full statement, Kelsey wrote: “Thomas Anthony Parker. There will be a private celebration of life on Wednesday 20th April.
“We know many of you would like to pay your respects as well, so would love for you to join us in Petts Wood from 10am.
“It would be beautiful to have everyone line the route as we head to our private service.
Fans have been invited to line the streets on the way to the church (pictured)
“You are then welcome to join us outside the church for the duration where the service will be relayed on screens.”
Wellwishers and mourners have been given the following address, which is where crowds are expected to gather from 10am on April 20: Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1DG.
They are encouraged to line the route between there and the church.