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Who was Dani Hampson? The X Factor star’s fiancée Tom Mann died on their wedding day

‘The X Factor’ star Tom Mann and Dani Hampson were to walk down the aisle when tragedy struck. Unfortunately, Hampson passed on what was supposed to be their wedding day.

Tom Mann’s world has suffered a devastating blow, and the healing is far away now. In a heartbreaking post on his Instagram page, the ‘X Factor’ alum revealed that his fiancée, Dani Hampson, has passed away.

Mann wrote that Danielle “Dani” Hampson lost her life on their wedding day before they signed forever.

Tom Mann singing on The X Factor UK. | Source: youtube.com/TheXFactorUK

He described Dani as his whole world and the best thing that ever happened to him. In the post, Mann showed a photo of his late fiancée with their grandson posing for a selfie.

Her heartbreaking post had her writing how they never got to say their vows or walk down the aisle. The reality star poured out her heart:

“I can’t believe I’m writing these words, but my darling Dani – my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life – passed away in the wee hours of Saturday June 18th. This which was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak.

At the end of his post, the 28-year-old said he would continue to wear their wedding ring as a symbol of his unconditional love. The couple shared an eight-month-old son.

Ahead of what was supposed to be their joyful day, Mann and Dani continually postponed their wedding due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Dani, who died at 34, worked as a professional dancer during her lifetime. She has worked with many stars, including musical sensation Spice Girls, who also offered their condolences following her death.

Dani honed her dancing skills at the Wendy Heywood School of Dance Parochial School in Wesoughton. According to her Instagram bio, the dancer worked as a PR manager at Knowles Communications.

The mom-of-one was a lover of wine, carbs and her kitten. She also described herself as a northerner living in London. Dani’s father, Martin Hampson, also paid a heartbreaking tribute to his daughter.

He described her as “always” his little princess, the love of his mother’s life and the sister adored by his brother, Andy. He added that Dani was Mann’s true love and an amazing mother to their young son.


The Southampton native rose to fame in 2014 after appearing on ‘The X Factor’ in music group Stereo Kicks. Before that, Mann appeared on the show in 2013 but didn’t make it past boot camp.

His band members include James Graham, Casey Johnson, Jake Sims, Barclay Beales, Reece Bibby and Chris Leonard. Besides singing, Mann produces for other artists.

The star, born in 1993, won the competition alongside his band, but after failing to land a record deal he went solo. However, Mann used his talent as a songwriter and worked with stars like Rita Ora, JLS and Becky Hill.


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