Tom Parker Gets Plaque on Family's Memorial Bench, Widow Reveals
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Months after The Wanted star died at the age of 33 after a battle with brain cancer, his widow Kelsey Hardwick shares a video showing her sitting on the dedicated wooden bench.

AceShowbiz - Tom Parker's widow has added a plaque in his memory to a special family memorial bench. Months after The Wanted star died at the age of 33 after a battle with brain cancer, Kelsey Hardwick placed a plaque dedicated to him on a wooden bench, which was installed to remember her late uncle Neil who also died from cancer in his 30s.

On Friday, July 8, Kelsey shared a video of herself sitting on the bench on Instagram. Through the short clip, she offered a read at the plaque, which was added to the left side of the bench, "Thomas Anthony Parker - Loving Husband, Son & Father Forever In Our Hearts 04.08.88 - 30.03.22."

In the caption of her post, Kelsey explained, "One thing that did go well today is that we finally got Tom's plaque on our family bench. We created this place for my Uncle Neil who sadly died 16 years ago today, also to cancer (F you cancer!) at the age of 35."

Kelsey went on, "We have loved coming here to remember him, honour him (Neil), think about our precious memories with him so making this Tom's space too just felt so right. To have somewhere that me and our kids can come to for Tom means the world and I wanted to share it with all of you."

Tom was diagnosed with stage four glioblastoma brain cancer in October 2020, and died in March 2021. He was survived by his widow Kelsey and their two children, 3-year-old Aurelia and 20-month-old son Bodhi.

Kelsey recently revealed she has turned her late husband's ashes into special pieces of jewellery for the children, telling The Sun she will fully explain it to them later in life. She said, "It will be something really special the kids can have and it will be given to them at a certain time, but I don't know when yet."

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