Lewis Capaldi and Ellie Goulding are among the celebrities sending heartfelt messages to X-Factor star Tom Mann, after the death of his fiancee on what was meant to be the couple’s wedding day.
Mann found fame as part of the English-Irish boyband Stereo Kicks on the 2014 series of singing competition The X Factor.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Mann said he was “completely broken” after his fiancée Danielle Hampson died on the morning of the couple’s wedding day.
Alongside a picture of her and the couple’s young son Bowie, Mann wrote: “I can not 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.
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“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.
“I am completely broken trying to process this and I honestly do not 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.
“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.”
Among the thousands of messages left on the post were comments from Scottish singer Capaldi, 25, who wrote: “Love you brother,” followed by a red heart emoji.
Irish singer-songwriter RuthAnne said, “Sending so much love and so so sorry for your loss,” while Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle added, “Sending so much love, light & healing to you, Bowie & everyone who loved Dani !!”
Singer-songwriter Tom Grennan also commented: “I love you brother.”
Goulding, 35, wrote: “I’m thinking of you non stop… You are so strong. Here for you always. Love you xxxx”
A number of DJs also left messages, with Duke Dumont writing “So sorry Tom,” and SG Lewis adding “Tom you are so loved mate. I’m so sorry,” with a red heart emoji.
Mann’s former Stereo Kicks bandmates sent their love and sympathy, with Jake Sims writing: “Mate I am so so sorry to be reading this. Sending every ounce of love I have,” and Barclay Beales commenting: “Sending all my love brother so sorry . “
The band split up in 2015.
Mann and Hampson announced their engagement in December 2019 and welcomed their son Bowie in October last year.
Source: Press Association