X-Factor's Tom Mann Shares Poignant Post From Fiancée After Her Heartbreaking Death
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Former X Factor star Tom Mann has shared a poignant post from his late fiancée Danielle Hampson after announcing her devastating passing this week.
Tom, 28, who rose to fame as part of the boyband Stereo Kicks in the 2014 series, announced that his partner died on what would have been their wedding day on Saturday, 18 June.
Hampson's cause of death has not been publicly confirmed.
Grieving the loss of his partner, Tom shared a post on his Instagram Stories that Danielle had shared on her own Instagram profile back in January 2019.
The post was a poem written by Allie Michelle, which read: "Keep the honest moments close to your heart. The ones that are the most human. When you laugh until your ribs ache with your friends, when you feel stars exploding inside of you from falling in love, when life breaks you open and those tears of transformation pour like a river from your soul.
"Life is really quite simple. We get to experience this planet for a brief while. We get to learn how to love ourselves and one another for the strange, messy, and magical creatures we are.
"What a gift it is to have a human life. If you look a little closer, there is always something to be grateful for. True gratitude isn't ignoring the darkness. It's participating with your whole heart in whatever moment life brings. It's leaning into the unfolding process and having the courage to not need all of the answers."
Mann shared a black-and-white image of his fiancée and their eight-month-old son Bowie on Instagram over the weekend and said he is 'completely broken' after Hampson's passing.
"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," he wrote.
"On what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak."
He continued: "I feel like I have cried an ocean. We never made it to the [altar]; 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.
"I am completely broken trying to process this and 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."
"He went on to promise to ensure their young son knows all about his 'amazing' mum and vowed to stay strong. "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.
"The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. 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."
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