Max George gives a tribute to Tom, his “best friend”
Tom has a message from his bandmate, The Wanted’s lead singer.
He wrote: Tom, my brother. My boy.. I cannot speak for yours but you lit up so many lives around the world.
“I knew that this chapter would be special from the moment I met with you. I was right. We accomplished everything together. Some amazing things were done, others were quite extraordinary. I am proud of everything we accomplished as band mates as well as as brothers. I’m also proud that I was there the night you met Kels. I still recall saying to you, ‘you like her don’t you?’.. to which you replied, ‘bro, like you wouldn’t believe’. Your two are really like carrots and peas.
“Thank you so much for choosing to make me your friend. It was an honor since day one. I’m so grateful I was with you until the very end. You have shown courage and dignity that I have never seen before.
“The enormous hole in my life now will always be there, but my spirit will live on through my two beautiful children, my wife, our music and my heart.
“I’m heartbroken beyond words right now and I cannot even begin to imagine what the future holds without you, but whatever I do going forward, even on my darkest days, I can always smile and say, ‘I shared the stage with Tom Parker’.
“I am going to miss you so much. I love you mate. Always. George.”