NTAs 2022: Who was Tom Parker, The Wanted singer who died in 2022 - how old was he, how did he die?

NTAs 2022: Who was Tom Parker, The Wanted singer who died in 2022 - how old was he, how did he die?

Bolton-born singer Tom Parker, who died in March 2022, has been posthumously nominated for a National Television Award.

The musician, who most famously sang for popular boy band The Wanted, has been shortlisted in the final five for the Authored Documentary category.

His film, Tom Parker: Inside My Head, is up for the accolade alongside Paddy and Christine McGuinness, Kate Garraway, Katie Price, and Julia Bradbury.

The prestigious awards ceremony, hosted this year by comedian Joel Dommett, will be held at OVO Arena Wembley on Thursday October 13, 2022.

Here’s everything you need to know about Tom Parker, including what music he produced, how old he was when he passed away, how he died, and what his documentary is about.

Who was Tom Parker?

Singer Tom Parker on stage with The Wanted at the Tower Headland, Blackpool, 2012

Thomas Anthony Parker was an English singer best known for being a member of boy band The Wanted, which sold 12 million records worldwide.

The musician was highly successful with the group as they released three studio albums and achieved two number one singles. After the band’s hiatus in 2014, Parker embarked on a solo career.

An avid DJ, Parker collaborated with Richard Rawson on the 2014 track ‘Fireflies’. He also took part in the 2015 series of Celebrity MasterChef, reaching the semi-finals of the competition.

Parker married Kelsey Hardwick in 2018 and the pair had two children together - a daughter born in July 2019 and a son born in October 2020.

How old was Tom Parker when he died?

Tom Parker, who was born in Bolton on August 4, 1988, died on March 30, 2022 in Bromley, London aged 33.

How did Tom Parker die?

Tom Parker of The Wanted dies at 33. Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Radio.com.

In October 2020, Parker announced he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Despite celebrating stability with his condition in November 2021, Parker went on to die of complications with the brain tumour in March 2022.

What music did Tom Parker produce?

While with The Wanted, Parker helped produce three studio albums:

  • The Wanted, released in October 2010.
  • Battleground, released in November 2011.
  • Word of Mouth, released in November 2013.

What was Tom Parker’s documentary about?

The moving documentary film, made for the Stand Up To Cancer charity appeal, follows Parker and his family’s journey as they learn to live with his brain tumour diagnosis.

Produced by Channel 4, the documentary displays Tom’s selflessness as he arranges a star-studded charity concert to raise awareness of the condition.

You can watch Tom Parker: Inside My Head on the All4 website.

How to watch the National Television Awards 2022

The National Television Awards 2022 will air on Thursday, October 13, at 8pm on ITV1.