‘I know you’re up there now with Tom’
Kelsey Parker has suffered yet more heartbreak after the passing of her beloved grandfather.
In March this year, Kelsey’s husband, The Wanted singer Tom Parker, died at the age of just 33 after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
Now, she has confirmed that her “hero” grandfather Peter Morris passed away on December 2 from leukaemia.
Alongside a sweet photo of her hugging Peter as a child, Kelsey wrote in an Instagram post: “He was like a Dad to me and raised me and my brother Sammy as his own. He set us on the right path with his knowledge of life and I am forever grateful to him.
“The funniest, wittiest, caring man known. He was so proud of his family. A dedicated family man who was always there when you needed him.
“My Grandad had the most infectious laugh and it makes me smile when I think of it now. My babies adored their Great Grandad Peter and he adored them.”
Kelsey described Peter as her “biggest supporter ever” and said she would miss his stories and “lectures on life”, as well as his “wind up self”.
She finished by saying: “I know you’re up there now with Tom and your boy Neil having a glass of red.
“This isn’t goodbye, just good night. Ta lah.”
Alongside the poignant caption, she shared a video of her grandad spending time with her and Tom’s two children Aurelia, three, and Bodhi, two.
The Sun reports that the 84-year-old had been diagnosed with leukaemia a few months before his death.
Peter died the day after Kelsey debuted her new documentary, Kelsey Parker: Life After Tom, which follows her journey over the past eight months as she tries to adjust to her new life without her husband.
In the first episode, Kelsey was seen dealing with constantly being asked how she is, while arranging a walk in Tom’s memory to raise money for cancer charities on what would have been his 34th birthday.