What would have been one of the happiest days in Tom Mann’s life turned out to be a tragic day. The singer has to care for his eight-month-old son after his wife died suddenly on their wedding day. Here’s what Mann had to say about the irreparable loss.
Tom Mann rose to fame in 2014 after taking part in the eleventh season of the British singing competition “X-Factor”.
However, in recent years, the singer has made headlines for a variety of other reasons, including his relationship with his late fiancée, Dani Hampson.
The lovebirds made headlines in December 2019 when they got engaged a few months after buying a house together in the UK.
Following their engagement, Mann and Hampson were scheduled to walk down the aisle in September 2020, but their plans changed due to the pandemic.
On the day of what would have been the couple’s wedding, Hampson shared a heartfelt message on Instagram. “I can’t wait to marry you, but the world has other plans,” she wrote alongside a photo of her and Mann.
The pandemic may have prevented the duo from getting married sooner, but it hasn’t stopped them from expanding their family. In June 2021, Mann and Hampson announced they were expecting a child. A few months later, on October 18, 2021, the couple welcomed their son, Bowie.
Mann introduced the baby to her fans on Instagram days after she was born, noting that “you’re my everything Bowie already.”
On the same day, Hampson also shared photos of the newborn on her Instagram page with a heartwarming caption.
About two weeks after Bowie’s birth, Mann celebrated her 28th birthday, and Hampson marked the occasion with a sweet message as her first birthday since giving birth to her son.
“Watching you become a dad has been just wonderful,” Hampson wrote (via US Magazine).
Besides being a father and the singer who appeared on X Factor in 2014, there are other lesser-known facts about Mann.
For example, in March 2018, he and X-Factor alum Liam Payne performed a cover of John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World To Change” at a Commonwealth Day service.
Another fact about Mann is that he was briefly a member of a boy band called Stereo Kicks. The other band members were Barclay Beales, Charlie Jones, James Graham, Jake Sims, Chris Leonard, Reece Bibby and Casey Johnson.
SUDDEN DEATH ON A WEDDING DAY
On June 18, 2022, Mann and his fiancée’s family were plunged into a state of mourning after Hampson’s unexpected death on his wedding day.
Two days later, the X Factor alum broke the tragic news on Instagram, leaving netizens in shock. Mann posted a monochrome photo of Hampson carrying their baby son alongside a caption filled with heartbreaking words.
The singer confessed he couldn’t believe he was writing that the love of his life had passed away. According to Mann:
“What was supposed to be the best day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak. I feel like I cried an ocean.”
Mann mentioned that Hampson was his whole world and the best thing that ever happened to him. The singer has sworn to wear the wedding ring, which is meant to symbolize his undying love for his fiancée.
Mann also promised to be strong for Bowie and do everything possible to raise him the way he and Hampson planned. In his words:
“I won’t mark the parent you’ve become, but I promise I’ll do anything to raise Bowie the way we’ve always wanted. I promise he’ll know how amazing his mom was. I promise I’ll make you you’re so proud.”
In the final part of the caption, Mann described Hampson as the most beautiful upside down person and the most amazing soul. He further wrote:
“I will try to find peace in your posts and comments, but right now I am grieving, and will be for a long, long time. My darling Dani, the brightest light in all rooms, my world Is only darkness without you. I will miss you forever.
Since the post was shared, it has garnered over 78,000 likes and 3,000 comments. Additionally, celebrities, friends and fans have sent messages of condolences and prayers to Mann and his family.
Meanwhile, Hampson’s cause of death has yet to be confirmed, as reports say she had no health issues prior to her passing.
DANI’S FAMILY TALKS
Mann isn’t the only one to pay tribute to the late 34-year-old. Other members of Hampson’s family also took to social media to vent. On June 21, 2022, Hampson’s father Martin shared his thoughts on his daughter’s passing.
He described the mother-of-one as the beating heart of their family and the loving, successful and smart daughter who always put everyone before herself. Martin said the family was devastated and completely heartbroken.
“People say the pain will ease with time, but as it is, we’re broken. Danielle, we’ll love you forever. Sleep tight darling, sleep tight xxxx,” he said. he concluded.
That same day, Hampson’s brother, Andrew, also paid tribute to his late sister. He shared a black and white photo of him and Hampson holding each other while sporting big smiles. Andrew accompanied the photo with a caption that read:
“On June 17, my sister-in-law Danielle was finally about to marry the love of her life, Tom. Tragically, my sister never made it to the wedding.”
Andrew then admitted what an amazing sister Hampson was, recounting all her good deeds.
But, all in all, Andrew wished he could have one last hug, laugh and drink with Hampson and have the opportunity to tell him that she was his everything.
Besides Martin and Andrew, other family members, like Hampson’s sister-in-law, also expressed their sadness.
The late public relations executive and former dancer will be greatly missed and will always be remembered as a beautiful person. That his soul rests in peace.