Father of Tom Mann's fiancée Danielle pays tribute to her after death

Father of Tom Mann's fiancée Danielle pays tribute to her after death

‘She was the beating heart of our family: Father of X Factor star Tom Mann’s fiancée Danielle pays tribute to his ‘little princess’ after she died suddenly on her wedding day

  • The father of X Factor star Tom Mann’s fiancée Danielle Hampson has paid tribute to his ‘princess’ after she died suddenly on her wedding day
  • Tom, 28, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that the love of his life and mother of his eight-month-old son passed away on Saturday
  • Her father Martin Hampson paid tribute to her in a moving post, which he shared alongside a picture of Danielle and her son Bowie 
  • He described Danielle as the ‘beating heart’ of his family and a ‘loving’ daughter who ‘always put everybody before herself’ 
  • Danielle, 34, did not suffer from any known health problems and her cause of death is unknown 

The father of X Factor star Tom Mann’s fiancée Danielle Hampson has paid tribute to his ‘little princess’ after she died suddenly on her wedding day.

Singer Tom, 28, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that the love of his life and mother of his eight-month-old son passed away in the early hours of Saturday.

Danielle, 34, did not suffer from any known health problems and her cause of death is unknown.

Tragic: The father of X Factor star Tom Mann’s fiancée Danielle Hampson (pictured with Tom and their son) has paid tribute to his ‘little princess’ after she died on her wedding day

Her father Martin Hampson has broken his silence and paid tribute to his daughter in a moving post, which he shared to Instagram alongside a picture of Danielle and her son Bowie. 

He described Danielle as the ‘beating heart’ of his family and a ‘loving’ daughter who ‘always put everybody before herself’ as he said he is ‘utterly heartbroken’ by the tragic loss.

The devastated father penned: ‘These are words that no parent should ever have to write. 

‘Last Saturday our beloved daughter Danielle was taken from us, only hours after what should have been one of the highlights of her life, the day she was to marry the love of her life Tom.

Sad news: Singer Tom, 28, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that the love of his life and mother of his eight-month-old son passed away in the early hours of Saturday

‘She was the beating heart of our family, the loving, successful, intelligent daughter who always put everybody before herself, and as a result was loved by everyone.

‘She will always be my little princess, the love of mums life, the sister Andy adored, Helenas BFF, Tom’s true love, and of course Bowies amazing mummy.

‘We are all devastated and utterly heartbroken. People say the hurt will ease in time, but as it stands we are broken.

‘Danielle, we will love you forever. Sleep tight sweetheart, sleep tight xxxx’

Tribute: Her father Martin Hampson has broken his silence and described Danielle as the ‘beating heart’ of his family and a ‘loving’ daughter who ‘always put everybody before herself’

Loss: The devastated father said Danielle was ‘loved by everyone’ as he shared the moving statement and shared his loss 

Martin also paid tribute to Danielle in the comments section of Tom’s Instagram post where he announced her passing.

He said: ‘Tom this is beautiful and epitomises everything about you. 

‘We love you so much and we simply could not have wished for a better daddy for Bowie and enriching our precious daughters tragically short life. Love you always.’

Danielle’s brother Andrew also shared a heart-wrenching tribute to his sister on Instagram on Tuesday, describing her as his ‘best friend’ and said the love they had for one another was ‘immeasurable’.

He shared a black-and-white photograph of him and Danielle posing with their arms around each other as they flashed huge grins and said in a caption that he was ‘proud’ of her.

Grief: Danielle’s brother Andrew shared a heart-wrenching tribute to his sister on Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a snap of him and Danielle posing with their arms around each other

‘I will love you forever’: Andrew described Danielle as his ‘best friend’ and said the love they had for one another was ‘immeasurable’

He said: ‘On the 17th June, my beautiful sister Danielle was finally about to marry the love of her life Tom. Tragically, my sister never made it to the wedding.

‘I wanted to have an opportunity to express just what Danielle meant to me and the void she is going to leave in all our lives.

‘For as long as I can remember Danielle has been my best friend. I took great pleasure in taking the mick out of her at every opportunity and she reciprocated, but the love we had for each other was immeasurable.

‘When people who didn’t know us asked if we got on well I would say perfectly, we never argued, just the very occasional brother and sister tiff.

‘The career she made for herself filled me with so much pride it made me want to burst, I couldn’t wait for people to ask what she did for a living so I could brag about her achievements.

Devastated: Andrew’s partner Helena Smith also shared a moving post about her sister-in-law and said she felt ‘so lucky’ for how close she was to both Danielle and Tom

‘Her greatest achievement however was the way she had taken to becoming a mother and I promise you Danielle, the world will know just what an extraordinary human being Bowie’s mum was.

‘The outpouring of love we have already witnessed is a testament to the wonderful person you were.

‘I wish we could have just one last hug, drink, laugh together and I could have the opportunity to tell you, you were everything to me. I will love you forever, my beautiful sister.’

Andrew’s partner Helena Smith also shared a moving post about her sister-in-law and said she felt ‘so lucky’ for how close she was to both Danielle and Tom.

She shared a gallery of snaps of herself and Danielle as she paid tribute to ‘beautiful’ Danielle and thanked ;her for her ‘selflessness’.

‘You taught me so much’: In a emotional caption, Helena said she has always ‘looked up’ to Danielle and said she would be there for her son Bowie ‘always’

She penned: ‘I never thought I would write this post. My beautiful, big sister in law passed away on the 18th June 2022, in the early hours of what should have been the morning after her wedding day.

’34 years old, ready to get married to an amazing husband to be with her 8 month old son. So much life left to live with both Tom and Bowie.

‘Danielle, Tom, Andy and I had something so special. We were so close, we made so many memories. I always felt so lucky I had that kind of relationship. Not many people do.

‘She waited so patiently for her special day, 2 postponed dates later, it was finally here. The 18th was my birthday, and even though it should have been all about her, she still made plans around her own wedding weekend to celebrate me too. 

‘I can never thank her enough for her selflessness and always, always putting other people first, even when she didn’t have to. This day will forever now be a celebration of you.

Heartbreak: ‘: Helena shared a gallery of snaps of herself and Danielle as she paid tribute to ‘beautiful’ Danielle and thanked her for her ‘selflessness’

‘I looked up to you since the moment I met you Danielle, the big sister I never had and never knew I needed, a best friend. 

‘You taught me so much and I promise to use what I’ve learnt from you throughout the rest of my life, and to be there for Bowie always, I’m so happy I get to be his Auntie.

‘Love you and miss you forever X’

On Monday, Tom revealed his fiancée Danielle Hampson died on Saturday – the morning of their wedding day. 

Tom – who found fame in the band Stereo Kicks – took to Instagram to share a photograph of Dani and their son Bowie as he revealed that he was feeling ‘completely broken’ but vowed to stay strong for the sake of their young son. 

Heartbreaking: Tom (pictured on X Factor in 2013) revealed his fiancée Danielle Hampson died on Saturday – the morning of their wedding day

Broken: The singer – who found fame in the band Stereo Kicks – shared a photograph of Dani and their son Bowie as he revealed that he was feeling ‘completely broken’ but vowed to stay strong for the sake of their young son 

He continued: ‘I will wear this ring that I was always supposed to wear as a sign of my unconditional love to you’

Tom had just returned from a holiday with PR Executive Danielle, 34, in Sardinia last month.

Tom wrote in his Instagram post: ‘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.’ 

Tom wrote in his Instagram post: ‘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’ 

Tom went on to vow that he would stay strong for his son, penning: ‘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’

Love: They announced their engagement in December 2019, with Tom sharing a gushing post about his ‘future wife’ after he popped the question in a jazz cafe in London

Tom went on to vow that he would stay strong for his son, penning: ‘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.

‘The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. 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.’

Tom added: ‘My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever.’

Time with friends: Danielle had celebrated her future wedding with a mini hen do with her girls prior to the big day

Loved-up: The couple are believed to have been dating since 2015, when Danielle shared her first Instagram post with Tom

He penned: ‘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’

The couple are believed to have been dating since 2015, when Danielle shared her first Instagram post with Tom. 

Who was Dani Hampson?  

  • Dani Hampson, from Bolton, was born in 1988 to parents Martin and Janette and had a younger brother called Andrew.
  • The 34-year-old was a professional dancer and performed on tour with the likes of Take That and Little Mix.
  • She shared a photo of herself on Instagram cuddled up to singer Gary Barlow in 2015, captioning the image: ‘The boss! Best wrap party ever goes to the three G’s, Gary, Marc, and Howard.’
  • As well as performing on BBC One’s Strictly and ITV series The Voice, Dani also danced alongside the likes of Robbie Williams and Harry Styles.
  • Dani features in the One Direction singer’s video for Treat People With Kindness that also stars Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
  • Writing on Instagram, she said: ‘As a ‘small’ fan of Harry Styles it’s an understatement to say that it was a pleasure to be a part of this masterpiece.
  • ‘Practicing what he preaches and is hands down one of the kindest people I’ve met, teamed with the effortlessly cool and wonderful Phoebe Waller-Bridge – this really is something I will cherish forever.’
  • Her appearance in the 2021 video marked the end of Dani’s career as a dancer, as she announced her retirement from the profession in the same post.
  • She continued: ‘To all the dancers I got to share these days with, unknowingly my last as a dancer. You are the sparkle this world needs, and I hope you get to shine again very soon.’
  • In June 2021, Dani and her singer-songwriter fiancé Tom announced they were expecting their first baby together.
  • The engaged couple welcomed son Bowie Andrew Mann in October and said the newborn’s arrival had ‘changed their lives forever.’
  • Dani wrote: ‘We are saturated with a love I didn’t know existed and one I will never be able to put into words.’
  • She praised partner Tom adding: ‘You are our absolute rock.’

They announced their engagement in December 2019, with Tom sharing a gushing post about his ‘future wife’ after he popped the question in a jazz cafe in London. 

Her last social media post came three weeks prior to her death when she shared pictures from the couple’s holiday in Sardinia with friends. 

Tom received an outpouring of support and condolences from his celebrity friends. 

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle wrote: ‘Sending so much love, light & healing to you, Bowie & everyone who loved Dani!!’

Mimi Webb penned: ‘Tom I’m so so sorry ❤️ sending all my love to you & thinking of you❤️ love you brother x we are with you’, while Strictly star HRVY wrote: ‘so so so sorry Tom, we all love you ❤️ thinking of you man.’

Lewis Capaldi commented: ‘Love you brother ❤️’

Tom’s old bandmate Barclay Beales said: ‘Sending all my love brother so sorry.’

Tom auditioned for X Factor as a solo artist but was put in Stereo Kicks, which made it to the final of the ITV singing show in 2014.

The group consisted of Jake Sims, Chris Leonard, Charlie Jones, Casey Johnson, Barclay Beales, Reece Bibby, and Tom.

Tom wrote the band’s first single Love Me So and at the time said: ‘For me to have written our first single it’s a massive honour that it’s been chosen and everyone in the band loves it

‘I wrote the single within a day. I can’t come back to a song, I have to finish it.’  

He went on to write songs for acts including JLS, Lewis Capaldi, Becky Hill and Mimi Webb. 

The group split up in 2015 just 10 months after they were formed on The X Factor.

A statement to fans on the eight-piece boy band’s Facebook page revealed they decided to go their separate ways after struggling to secure a record deal.  

The group wrote: ‘We all feel the time has come for us to now continue our journeys individually.

‘We have learnt first-hand just how tough the industry is as an unsigned act. Unfortunately, due to these circumstances, we are no longer able to carry on as a band.

‘Please understand that there is nothing more that you could have done and that this is a situation completely beyond both your control and ours. We have considered endless ways of how we might try to make this work, but it is logistically impossible for us to continue as Stereo Kicks. 

Last post: Danielle’s last social media post came three weeks prior to her death. She shared pictures from the couple’s holiday in Sardinia

Fun with friends: Danielle and Tom had been joined by a group of friends on their trip 

Tom said of Danielle: ‘The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that’ 

Condolences: The star’s famous friends reached out to share their support 

Band: Tom auditioned for the X Factor as a solo artist but was put in Stereo Kicks, which made it to the final of X Factor in 2014

‘From the bottom of our hearts, we will be forever grateful for all of your hard work, support and love. We can’t thank you enough.’

The group went on to add that there had been no falling out between the members before they decision to call it a day: ‘We still remain the BEST of friends and will continue to support each other in everything we do.

‘Although this is really sad for us, we felt that we wanted to end on a high. You guys have been with us every step of the way and have been the first to hear our news, and we wanted to keep it that way!’ 

The group all performed a solo artists during the auditions stage of The X Factor in 2014, before being merged into a group by the judges.

Tom, who was 19-years-old when he auditioned, was a football coach from Southampton who sang the Cyndi Lauper classic, ‘Girls Just want to Have Fun’ during the Boot Camp stage on the popular ITV show.

Former panellist Louis Walsh then put the boys through to the live shows, where they stayed until they were kicked out after a sing-off with Lauren Platt in week eight.

Louis fumed at Simon Cowell at the time, insisting he would regret his decision not to save them when they became a huge hit.

First post: The couple are believed to have been dating since 2015, when Danielle shared her first Instagram post with Tom

Tragedy: The couple had shared pictures of the save the date for the wedding which tragically never took place 

He said to the Metro: ‘It was totally the wrong decision by Simon. The potential for these boys is incredible and time will tell who will do well between these boys and the girl.

‘I am never going to let him forget it. And when they sell all those records I will say, ‘Do you remember when you voted them off?’

The group had been tipped to be the next One Direction, but suffered a series of scandals in the early days of their formation.

Barclay was the victim of revenge porn at the end of last year after an explicite naked photo was leaked online.

Meanwhile, Jake was caught up in two drugs scandals in a month after pictures showing him lying in a daze after allegedly snorting Class A drug ketamine emerged just weeks after he was accused of making several references about smoking drugs online.

Celebrity spot: Danielle (pictured with Gary Barlow) did not suffer from any known health problems and her cause of death is unknown

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