Max George's Sweet Tribute To Tom Parker On What Would Have Been His 34th Birthday
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To ensure his 'brother' is never too far from him, Max has revealed a brand new tattoo added to his collection in a new Instagram post.
The 33-year-old shared a picture of himself gazing at his new ink.
"Happy Birthday brother... You're always with me,' he wrote in the caption with a heart emoji.
The tattoo is on Max's chest and is Tom's birthday: 04.08.1988.
Tom died 30 March aged 33 after battling an inoperable brain tumour, shortly after he completed a UK tour with his bandmates.
Max delivered a eulogy at Tom's funeral in April and also served as a pallbearer at the funeral. He told attendees: “I could actually hear him saying, ‘It’s about time’, as he carried us for the last 12 years.
“Tom was always a brother, he made such an impact from the start. His love for music and striving for success outmatched all of us.”
He also joked that Parker had been the only member of the chart-topping band to have had a 'punch-up' with all his bandmates, which led to laughter from those in attendance.
“Everything he did he did with best intentions, even if it was a fight, he got away with it because it was Tom," he said.
“I could say so much about Tom. One thing I will always remember is his laugh. He loves laughing at people and we experienced that every day.
“He has left us far too early and we will miss him so much. The people outside, the people all around the world, is a credit to him. Rest easy mate.”
The following month, Max spoke to Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond on This Morning about the loss of his friend and revealed he still sends text messages to Tom's phone.
“I still text him actually,” he admitted. “If I get pictures of stuff that fans have made with him in it, or they send a nice message to do with Tom, I’ll WhatsApp it to him still.
“I think I just find a bit of comfort in that. The worst bit is when I do it accidentally. Sometimes you just go to text and then you [remember he’s dead.]"
Tom is survived by his wife Kelsey, 32 and their children, Aurelia, two and Bodhi, one.
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