Louis Tomlinson's mother, Johannah Deakin, has passed away after battling leukemia. The Sun is reporting that the singer's mother, who was turning 43 next week, was diagnosed earlier this year and passed away this past Wednesday.
“It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016," the family said in a statement.
“Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.”
Johannah is leaving behind seven children including Louis, Lottie, Felicite, twins Daisy and Phoebe, both 12, and her two-year-old twins Ernest and Doris, who she gave birth to prematurely in 2014.
Felicite broke her silence about her mother's passing with a simple, yet gut-wrenching heartbroken emoji.
💔— Félicité 👑 (@fizfizfiz) December 8, 2016
Her husband of five year Dan Deakin wrote a statement about his wife saying: “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."
My mother looking gorgeous before the Brits earlier this year . I love you and miss you so much ! A photo posted by Louis Tomlinson (@louist91) on Nov 18, 2016 at 11:59am PST
My mother looking gorgeous before the Brits earlier this year . I love you and miss you so much !
A photo posted by Louis Tomlinson (@louist91) on Nov 18, 2016 at 11:59am PST
“She was also an incredibly proud grandmother to Freddie. Incredibly selfless, she would always look to put other people before herself. She desired nothing more than for everyone around her to be happy and loving. She worked tirelessly on numerous charity campaigns, creating memories for many individuals and their families."
“It wasn’t uncommon for Johannah to hear through the media of an individual in need of assistance, and she would immediately make it her objective to get that person what they often desperately needed, and rarely without success," he said. "These are the things that made Johannah happy and content in life, and all of which for me made her simply the perfect wife and best friend to face each day with."
“I thoroughly loved walking through life with her, and though five years was far too short a time, during that time we had so many lifetimes worth of happiness, adventures, and memories. We would like to send our sincere thanks to Professor Steve Mackinnon and his team at University College London Hospital where Johannah was hospitalized since May. And during the last few weeks Professor John Snowden and his colleagues at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield.”
The One Direction singer has not said anything yet, but he is scheduled to debut as a solo act at the X Factor final tomorrow night to honor his mom. The performance is still on as it was one of her's dying wishes for Louis to make the appearance.
We cannot begin to image the pain and suffering the family is going through at the moment. We will continue to keep Johannah in our prayers and the family in our thoughts.
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