It’s been a rough week for One Direction star Louis Tomlinson following the death of his mum Johannah Deakin. The 43 year old lost her battle with an aggressive form of leukemia which she was diagnosed with earlier this year. Deakin leaves behind six children as well as her grandson Freddie (Tomlinson’s son with ex Briana Jungwirth.)
The 24 year old singer took to twitter to thank his fans for their support and their condolences which he says did not go unnoticed. “All the support has been incredible!” he wrote. “Let’s do this together tonight.”
Tomlinson went ahead with his scheduled performance on UK’s X Factor on the weekend and dedicated the song to his beloved mother. It’s been said that Deakin had wanted her son to go ahead with the performance no matter what happened.
The outpouring of support for Tomlinson has been overwhelming for the star with many friends in the industry sending him messages of love. Bandmate Niall Horan wrote: “Very sad news. Louis, I love you mate and I’m / all of us are here for you all the way. Your mum was an incredible person,” he added. “Thinking of you and your family. Love from my family to yours.”
Even Tomlinson’s ex penned a heartfelt message after the news of Deakin’s passing. Jungwirth, mum to Freddie, wrote on Instagram:
“My heart aches. Every time I look at Freddie I see you in him, Jay,” she wrote. “I will always remember the times we shared and talks we had. I looked up to you and sadly only knowing you for a short time, I aspired to be just you in a mother to Freddie.”
“I promise to share with him all of what I know of you, including all of your beautiful attributes,” she continued. “We both loved you very much. You’ll always stay close forever in our hearts.”
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