Louis Tomlinson's Mum Has Passed Away Aged 42
9 December 2016, 13:48 | Updated: 19 September 2017, 20:00
Fans are sharing supportive messages online to Louis and his family.
It has been confirmed by The Sun that Louis Tomlinson's mum, Johannah Deakin, has died aged 42 after a long battle with leukaemia.
In a statement, Johannah's husband, Dan Deakin said: "It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016."
“Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.”
At present, Louis has yet to comment but his sister Félicité did tweet a broken heart emoji in the early hours of this morning (8 Dec).
The rest of the statement continued:
Johannah was first and foremost a truly amazing mother to seven children – Louis (24), Lottie (18), Félicité (16), and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy (12) and Ernest and Doris (2) – whose individual talents and success are testament to the principles and beliefs she instilled in them. She was also an incredibly proud grandmother to Freddie.
“Incredibly selfless, she would always look to put other people before herself. She desired nothing more than for everyone around her to be happy and loving. She worked tirelessly on numerous charity campaigns, creating memories for many individuals and their families. It wasn’t uncommon for Johannah to hear through the media of an individual in need of assistance, and she would immediately make it her objective to get that person what they often desperately needed, and rarely without success.
“These are the things that made Johannah happy and content in life, and all of which for me made her simply the perfect wife and best friend to face each day with. I thoroughly loved walking through life with her, and though five years was far too short a time, during that time we had so many lifetimes worth of happiness, adventures, and memories.
“We would like to send our sincere thanks to Professor Steve Mackinnon and his team at University College London Hospital where Johannah was hospitalised since May. And during the last few weeks Professor John Snowden and his colleagues at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield.”
Fans are already sending condolence messages to Louis and his family on social media.
@Louis_Tomlinson our prayers and thoughts go to you and your family im so sorry for ur loss— (@hvwra) December 9, 2016
@Louis_Tomlinson stay strong i love you bby:(— kang jull (@hoedramas) December 9, 2016
@Louis_Tomlinson i am so sorry, i dont know what to say... all my love to you :(— ️️a (@uansanity) December 9, 2016
@Louis_Tomlinson this is such a dreadful news. My thoughts are with ur family. We're always here for you. Sending love as always :( x— MOONIQUE (@ishiduHh22) December 9, 2016
my heart is broken right now. praying for the Tomlinson family. @Louis_Tomlinson— vic (@klaroqueeen) December 9, 2016
UPDATE: Zayn Malik has reached out to Louis with this tweet:
@Louis_Tomlinson love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too x— zayn (@zaynmalik) December 9, 2016
Our thoughts are with Louis and his family at this tragic time. <3