'X Factor' Star Pens Heartbreaking Post After Fiancée Dies On Their Wedding Day: 'I Am Completely Broken'
Tom Mann, the Stereo Kicks singer who shot to fame after appearing on The X Factor, penned a heartbreaking post revealing his fiancée, Danielle Hampson, died on their wedding day.
Hampson, a public relations executive and dancer who'd worked with the musical acts Take That and Little Mix and last year appeared in Harry Styles' music video for "Treat People with Kindness," died on Saturday, June 18, mere hours before the start of their wedding ceremony. Her cause of death is unknown.
Mann and Hampson have an infant son named Bowie. Mann shared an image of her and their child on Instagram on Monday, June 20.
You can see Mann's post below
"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. 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."
Mann described his wife-to-be as "The most beautiful person inside and out" and as an "incredible soul."
Speaking directly to his fans, he added:
"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."
Tributes to Hampson and condolences for Mann quickly poured in on social media.
\u201cWe were very saddened to hear of the passing of Dani Hampson who was part of the Spiceworld 2019 family. Sending love and strength to Tom, Bowie and Dani\u2019s family and friends \u2764\ufe0f\u201d— Spice Girls (@Spice Girls) 1655813523
Hampson's Instagram featured multiple pictures of her and Mann as they settled into parenthood.
In 2020, she and Mann announced that they'd postponed their wedding in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, she wrote that "we count ourselves incredibly fortunate that a wedding date is all we’ve lost."