EASTENDERS star Louisa Lytton has paid tribute to The Wanted star Tom Parker as a “loyal, honest and funny” friend.
The actress took to Instagram with a sweet photo of herself and Tom, who tragically passed away on Wednesday from brain cancer.
Louisa took to Instagram to pay tribute to her friend TomCredit: INSTAGRAM
Louisa shared the sweet snap alongside Tom and his wife KelseyCredit: INSTAGRAM
Louisa, 33, shared the emotional tribute with his social media fans, gushing that she never met anyone else who “loved” as much as he did.
The Wanted singer’s wife Kelsey confirmed he had passed away on March 30, after battling an inoperable brain tumour since October 2020.
She wrote: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side.
“Our hearts are broken, Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.”
Taking to her Instagram stories, Louisa shared a selfie of the pair smiling together as she celebrated his life.
Writing over the image, Louisa shared: “A true legend, to be honest most of our friendship he spent telling me to man up.
“Truly your biggest supporter, tough love. Devoted to Kelsey, made me see what true love was. Soulmates. Funny sod (very loud).”
“Unapologetically Tom,” she went on, as she explained he sometimes “brought her to tears” with his honesty, but that she “loved him”.
“Positive Parker, f***ing go getter. Strong-willed, fiercely loyal, just couldn’t keep a secret. Always guaranteed a bloody great time.”
“He really cared, he really loved,” Louisa concluded the emotional post.
She went on to post a photo to her Instagram grid, showing herself and Tom’s wife Kelsey at her baby shower, laughing together.
“Forever and ever mate,” Louisa wrote under the photo, as friends and family rushed to the comments with their good wishes.
Among them were fellow EastEnders actresses Brooke Kinsella Natalie Cassidy, Hollyoaks star James Farrar and swimmer Becky Adlington.
The Wanted singer Tom requested Oasis’ classic hit Live Forever as he passed away with his bandmates and family by his side yesterday.
The singer, 33, passed away on Wednesday afternoon after he was diagnosed with “inoperable” glioblastoma in October 2020.
A close friend of the family told The Sun: “You might have thought Tom would opt for something by The Wanted but Oasis’ Live Forever sums him up perfectly – he was a rockstar and that’s how he wants to be remembered.
“It’s a real anthem to strength and defiance and some of the lyrics really speak to his struggle. Like the track says, Tom really will live forever in his children, his fans and his music.”
The 33-year-old tragically leaves behind children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one, as well as his wife Kelsey, 32.
Tom passed away from brain cancer on WednesdayCredit: Getty