The best day of Tom Mann’s life eventually turned into a day of “irreversible broken hearts.”
Mann, best known for his performance in the British “X Factor” in 2014, shared the tragic news on Instagram On Monday, he said that his beloved fiancée, Danielle “Dani” Hampson, died on the day of their wedding on Saturday. She was 34 years old.
Posting a black-and-white photo of Hampson and their 8-month-old son Bowie, Mann, 28, said he couldn’t believe he was “writing these words”.
“My dear Dani – my best friend, my all and more, the love of my life – passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, June 18,” he wrote. “What was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in an irreversible breakdown of heart. I feel like I cried the ocean.
“We never reached the altar; either we have to say our vows, or we have to dance our first dance, but I know you know that you were my whole world and the best thing that ever happened to me, Danielle. ”
Mann, who appeared on the singing show as part of the boy band Stereo Kicks, said that their son would give him “strength” to carry on.
“Honestly, I don’t know where to go from here, but I know I have to use all the strength I can muster for our little boy,” he wrote. “I will not be the hallmark of a parent you have already become, but I promise to do everything I can to raise Bowie exactly as we have always wanted.”
The singer and songwriter further noted that he was “completely broken trying to process” the tragedy.
“My dear Dani, the brightest light in every room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever, ”he concluded.
The cause of Hampson’s death is unknown at this time.
Mann’s former Stereo Kicks bandmates rushed to the comment section to express their condolences.
“I’m sending my love brother so sorry,” singer Barclay Beales wrote, while Charlie Jones added, “I’m devastated reading this Tom. I see all my love for you and Bowie.”
Mann and Hampson, the executive director of public relations, were forced to postpone their wedding in August 2020 on two separate occasions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They announced the arrival of their son Bowie in October 2021.
Mann emerged on the music scene as a contestant in the 11th season of “X Factor” 2014. He was first at a solo audition before the judges placed him in Stereo Kicks.
The band took fifth place and later released their first single. The following year, however, the band members went their separate ways.