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‘X Factor’ star Tom Mann heartbroken after fiancée Danielle Hampson dies on wedding day

‘X Factor’ Tom Mann is heartbroken following the death of his fiancée Danielle Hampson on the morning of their wedding day. Picture: @tommanninsta/Instagram

‘X Factor’ Tom Mann is heartbroken following the death of his fiancée Danielle Hampson on the morning of their wedding day. Picture: @tommanninsta/Instagram

Published Jun 21, 2022


The singer songwriter – who found fame in the Stereo Kicks band on the ITV show and has penned tracks for acts including JLS and Ronan Keating – revealed the news on Monday in a long Instagram post.

He posted the tribute alongside a picture of 34-year-old Hampson cradling their eight-month-old son, saying she died in the early hours of Saturday.

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Mann, 28, said: “I can’t believe I am writing these words but my darling Dani – my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life – passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June.

“On what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak.

“I feel like I have cried an ocean. We never made it to the alter; or got to say our vows, or dance our first dance, but I know you know that you were my entire world and the best thing that has ever happened to me, Danielle.

“I will wear this ring that I was always supposed to wear as a sign of my unconditional love to you.”

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He told of how he was planning to raise their son in her memory: “I am completely broken trying to process this and I honestly don’t know where to go from here, but I do know I need to use any strength I can muster for our little boy.

“I will not be a mark on the parent that you had already become but I promise I will do my everything to raise Bowie just the way we always wanted. I promise you he will know how amazing his mummy was. I promise to make you so so proud.

“The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that.

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“I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time.

“My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever.”

His famous friends flooded social media to offer condolences.

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Among them was singer Lewis Capaldi, 25, who said: “Love you brother,.”

Girls Aloud’s Nadine Coyle, 37, said: “Sending so much love, light and healing to you, Bowie and everyone who loved Dani!”