Fans React: Louis Tomlinson’s Mom Dead At 42
Fans are reacting to the shocking news that Louis Tomlinson’s mom has died at age 42. See reactions below.
Unbeknownst to fans, Tomlinson’s mother, Johannah Deakin, spent this year battling leukemia, and succumbed to the cancer on Wednesday. In addition to her famous son, she is survived by husband Dan Deakin and six more children. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, One Direction attended Tomlinson’s mom’s wedding to Deakin in 2014, a few months after they welcomed twins. She also became a grandmother earlier this year when Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth welcomed son Freddie.
The family says in a statement, “It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016. Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.”
Dan Deakin says in his own statement, “Johannah was first and foremost a truly amazing mother to seven children — Louis (24), Lottie (18), Félicité (16), and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy (12) and Ernest and Doris (2) — whose individual talents and success are testament to the principles and beliefs she instilled in them. She was also an incredibly proud grandmother to Freddie.”
Her death comes two weeks after Tomlinson posted the above photo on Instagram, writing, “My mother looking gorgeous before the Brits earlier this year. I love you and miss you so much!” The singer will perform on “The X Factor” this weekend in her honor, with the performance said to be a “dying wish.”
Since the news of her passing broke on Friday morning, “#RIPJohannah” has become the top trending topic on Twitter, both worldwide and in the United States. “Louis, Dan, Daisy, Fizzy, Lottie, Phoebe, Doris, Freddie and Ernest, we are all here for you and condolences to the Tomlinson’s,” tweeted @thatboyfan. @polls4teens said, “Just imagine the pain Louis and his family must be in … It rips my heart out.”
@explicitnouirry told fans, “No drama matters right now. Louis needs us and our prayers. Let’s all try to give him our comfort and prayer for this.” @NarrySource noted, “Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the Tomlinson-Deakin family during this time.”@1Dupdategirls encouraged, “Donate to Louis’ birthday drive in remembrance of his AMAZING late mother Johannah.”
”I didn’t even know her but I know she had a big impact on my life bringing my idol into this,” posted @JessieAHere. @NoControlProjec expressed, “What makes it worse is that it came as such a shock. I didn’t even know she was sick and now my hearts broken for her family.” Click to see celebrity condolences to Tomlinson.