Former X Factor Star Tom Mann has written a moving note after his fiance Danielle Hampson died tragically on the day of the couple’s scheduled wedding. Hampson, the mother of Tom’s eight-month-old son Bowie, passed away on Saturday.
Tom, who had finished fifth in the singing reality show in 2014 as part of the boyband, Stereo Kicks, wrote, “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.”
Sharing a photo of Danielle and Bowie, Tom wrote, “On 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 alter; 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.”
Former X Factor star said that he was ‘completely broken trying to process’ the news of her fiance’s death. “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,” he added.
Calling Danielle ‘the most beautiful person inside and out,’ Tom said that she was ‘the most incredible soul.’
He continued, “We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that. 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.
“My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever.”
Who Is Danielle Hampson?
Danielle worked as ‘PR executive and a dancer’ before her death. There’s no clarity about the reason of Danielle’s death. Danielle’s Instagram bio read, “PR Executive @ Knowles Communications, Lover of wine, carbs & my kitten. Northerner living in LDN (London).”
In April, Danielle shared an adorable video of Tom with her son Bowie as she wrote, “Happy 6 months my darling boy ⚡️ I played this song almost every day of my 3rd trimester, it was in my labour playlist & it was number 1 the day Bowie was born… determined for it to be “our song” & for it always remind us of lifes good bits 🤍”
Stars such as Emma Bunton, Nadine Coyle and Capaldi paid their tributes on social media. Bunton wrote, “”Heartbroken for you. A beautiful soul that will live on. Thinking of you all.”
Coyle commented, “Sending so much love, light & healing to you, Bowie & everyone who loved Dani!!” Capaldi wrote, “Love you brother.”
Singer Mimi Webb wrote, “Love you brother.” Singer HRVY wrote, “so so so sorry Tom, we all love you ❤️ thinking of you man.” Singer Gracey wrote, “I’m so so sorry Tom, sending all my love, we are all here for you❤️”