The former X Factor contestant Tom Mann is grieving over the death of his fiancee after she died hours before their wedding.

Mann, who was a member of the boy band Stereo Kicks on the singing competition show in 2014, took to Instagram on June 20 to announce that his fiancee, Danielle Hampson, had died on June 18.

Mann shared a photo of his wife-to-be and their eight-month-old son Bowie with a lengthy caption to tribute his wife.

“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,” Mann wrote. “On what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak.”

“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.”

Mann said he will find the strength to raise their child, and keep her memory alive. “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,” he said. “I promise you he will know how amazing his mummy was. I promise to make you so so proud.”

He concluded his caption with: “My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever.” 

The cause of the 34-year-old’s death has not been revealed.

His post received support from many artists from the music world. Lewis Capaldi wrote: “Love you brother.”

Spice Girl Emma Bunton also replied to the post saying: “Heartbroken for you. A beautiful soul that will live on. Thinking of you all.”

Stereo Kicks member Barclay Beales wrote: “Sending all my love brother so sorry.”

Hampson was a PR executive and dancer who was featured in a music video for Harry Styles 2021 song “Treat People With Kindness,” before giving birth. She was also on the show Strictly Come Dancing and the 2019 Spice World tour.

After his X Factor debut, Mann is now a successful songwriter and recently was awarded a BMI award and has written for other famous singers like Capaldi, Rita Ora, Troye Sivan and Ronan Keating.

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