Former Grease music star Tom Parker, Louisa Lytton, has shared a touching video of the late singer rehearsing the role of Danny Zuko of his dreams.
The wanted singer died last Wednesday at the age of 33 after a two-year battle with brain cancer.
Louisa, 33, joined Tom on tour in the UK in 2017 for the production of the fan-favorite musical, in which she portrayed Betty Rizzo.
‘Nailed it Mate, all of it’: Former Tom Parker co-star Louisa Leighton has shared a touching Grease video of the late singer rehearsing the role of his dream Danny Zuko.
The actress took to her Instagram story on Sunday with a clip of the singer, dressed as Danny, rehearsing some of the famous star lines.
Tom, exuding energy and confidence, rehearsed the signature phrases: “Systematic, watery, why is it greased lightning!”
Heartbeat Maker Glad You Came evidently admired himself, then said, “Oh my God, you nailed it! it did!’
Louisa, who wrote her story and named Tom’s wife Kelsey, wrote: ‘Nailed it Mate [heart] Entire.’
Hardworking: The actress, 33, took to her Instagram Story on Sunday with a clip of the singer dressed as Danny, rehearsing some famous sweetheart lines.
Happy Memories: Louisa (centre) joined Tom on tour in the UK in 2017 for the production of the fan-favorite musical, portraying Betty Rizzo (pictured with Tom’s wife Kelsey and husband Ben Banfra)
Fun times: Tom, who exudes energy and confidence, rehearses the signature phrases: “Systematic, watery, why is he greased lightning!”
In 2017, Tom confessed to Hello! magazine that he paused his wedding for the tour.
He and Kelsey, 32, got engaged in 2016 and tied the knot in July 2018.
Tom told the newspaper: “We wanted to make sure we were planning right and I didn’t want to take two weeks off, get married, do a week on our honeymoon, and then go back on tour. I didn’t think this was something I would be comfortable with.
I feel the wedding is a girl’s day and her dream. I feel like this might be seen as conditional, as if I don’t want to do much, but I’ll deal with that.
Greased Lightning: In 2017, Tom confessed to Hello! Magazine That He Put His Wedding To Kelsey Hardwicke On Tour Pause (Pictured On Tour 2017)
Tom said hello: ‘We wanted to make sure we plan right and I don’t want to take two weeks off, get married, spend a week on our honeymoon, and come back on tour. I didn’t think this was something I would be comfortable with.”
“I mean Kelsey knows what she wants and how she wants it to be, so I let her put everything in its place and I’ll give her my credit card when needed.”
The boyband member also revealed that he believes there is Danny Zuko “in every man”, likening being in The Wanted to “being a bird T”.
Kelsey took to Instagram over the weekend to thank everyone for their love and support since the wanted singer died of brain cancer at the age of 33.
Kelsey shared a candid photo of her and her late husband, accompanied by a heartfelt message to her always loyal fan base.
‘Words can’t express how much your love and support means’: Kelsey took to Instagram over the weekend to thank everyone for their love and support since the wanted singer died of brain cancer at the age of 33
She wrote: “Words can’t express how much your love and support you mean at the moment. Everyone’s generosity overwhelms us.”
We have created a donation page for those of you who would like to make a donation in memory of Tom. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ❤️
In memory of my husband Tom Parker’s love https://gofund.me/5e475780 (link in bio).
Thankful: Kelsey shared a candid photo of her and her late husband, accompanied by a heartfelt message to her loyal fan base.
Kelsey politely asked that people donate to her GoFundMe account instead of sending gifts and flowers, as she explained that the proceeds would go to causes in Tom’s name.
She wrote: “I am Kelsey Parker, a very proud wife of Tom Parker, perhaps best known for being the UK Five The Wanted Boy, but for those who knew him, he was my husband, father, son, brother and friend.
As many of you know, Tom was diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2020, and passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 peacefully with all his close friends and family by his side.
Statement: Kelsey politely asked that people donate to her GoFundMe account instead of sending gifts and flowers, as she explained that the proceeds would go to causes in Tom’s name
Our hearts are truly broken, Tom has been the center of our world and we can’t imagine life without him, but one of the biggest sources of comfort over the past two years has been the outpouring of love and support we’ve all received.
“We cannot thank everyone enough for having carried Tom, me and the kids in your thoughts and prayers, for lighting candles and sharing beautiful messages full of hope and solace.”
Kelsey explained how she would like to turn sadness into something “positive” and “keep Tom’s memory alive forever”.
We want to take everyone’s incredible love, support and generosity, turn our sadness into something positive and keep Tom’s memory alive forever. We politely ask that in lieu of gifts and flowers, donations be made to this GoFundMe account with all proceeds ultimately directed to Amazing Causes in Tom’s name to help others in need.
Brave: Kelsey explained how she would like to turn grief into something “positive” and “keep Tom’s memory alive forever”
“We simply couldn’t get through the last two years without the help and support we received, and if we can give it to others, it would be the best way to honor Tom and make our two children, Aurelia and Buddy proud,” Kelsey said.
She signed: ‘From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much. If only love could save Tom, he would have lived forever…’.
Tom confirmed that his young family’s needs were met by buying a ‘Forever Home’ tour and writing a memoir just months before he died of brain cancer at the age of 33.
While bravely sharing every stage of his cancer journey, the singer detailed how his number one priority was to provide security Kelsey’s wife and two children Aurelia, two, and Buddy, one, in the coming years—as he faces an uncertain future.
talking on The musician revealed his new home featured on Channel 4’s Inside My Head, which aired in November, saying, “This will remain our home forever.”
Tragic loss: Tom made sure to provide support for his young family by purchasing a ‘forever home’ touring and writing a memoir just months before he died of brain cancer at the age of 33 (pictured with wife Kelsey and children Aurelia, 2, and Buddy, one)
It’s important to me that the kids and Kels obviously had a nice place to grow up in.
“I don’t know what will happen to my health over the next few years, as long as they’re fine and they’re all fine here, that’s all that matters.”
“We’ll all grow old together here, fingers crossed.”
Gig: Tom has also continued his work commitments with The Wanted by embarking on the 12 Date Most Wanted Greatest Hits Tour throughout March (pictured at his last gig in Liverpool on March 17th)
He added, ‘I’ve had a hard time to be honest as I prepare to buy a place like this, who would have thought? I’m so proud of myself.’
A week before his death, Tom revealed that he was writing Notes tell it all.
Tom took to Instagram last Tuesday to share the exciting news with his fans, revealing that his book is coming out in July.
Inspiring: A week before his death, Tom revealed that he was writing extensive memoirs