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21st Jun 2022

X-Factor star Tom Mann announces his fiancé’s death on their wedding day

Katy Brennan

“I feel like I have cried an ocean.”

X Factor star and musician Tom Mann has revealed that his fiancé Danielle tragically passed away on the day they were supposed to get married.

Danielle had no known health conditions and her cause of death is unknown. The couple had just returned from a holiday with their eight-month-old son, Bowie.

Taking to Instagram, Tom shared the devastating news with fans.

“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,” he wrote.

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“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 went on to describe feeling completely lost and not knowing where to turn next.

“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.

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“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.”

Tom and Danielle had been dating since 2015 and announced their engagement in 2019.

He originally auditioned for X Factor as a solo artist in 2014 but was put in a band called Stereo Kicks, which made it to the final.

Since finding success on the show, he went on to write songs for artists like JLS, Lewis Capaldi, and Becky Hill.