The Wanted’s Gold Forever re-enters charts following Tom Parker death

The Wanted’s hit song Gold Forever has re-entered the charts (Picture: PA)

The Wanted’s hit song Gold Forever has re-entered the charts after Tom Parker’s tragic death from brain cancer.

Parker, 33, died on Wednesday (March 30) after battling a stage four glioblastoma brain tumor for almost two years, leaving behind his wife Kelsey, 32, and their two children Aurelia, two, and Bodhi, one.

Since his death, fans have begun campaigning for the band’s hit song Gold Forever to re-enter the charts, and for it to hit the number one spot.

The song soared in the iTunes UK Top Tunes list, reaching number two and beating the highest spot it reached when it was released in 2011, which was three in the charts.

Originally released in aid of Red Nose Day in 2011, Gold Forever now appears to be headed for the number one spot.

Many of the band’s fans are campaigning for people to buy the song in order to pay tribute to Parker.

Gold Forever was originally released in 2011 (Picture: Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

Parker was a member of the band alongside other members Nathan Sykes, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran and Jay McGuiness.

The group achieved two number one hits, with songs All Time Low and Glad You Came. They were certified for 600,000 albums, and sold 2 million singles in the UK.

Taking to Twitter, many of Parker’s fans have been campaigning for the song to reach number one.

One fan tweeted: ‘Gold Forever being number 1 in the UK is making me so happy, this is for you Tom.’

Another added: ‘Gold Forever is still Number 1, even though Harry Styles has released new music, and honestly I couldn’t be happier.’

Tom Parker was a much-loved member of the band The Wanted (Picture: Alpha Press)

Others were blown away that the song entered the charts despite the fact Harry Styles had just released his music video As It Was.

One said: The fact Gold Forever stayed at Number 1… especially with Harry Styles releasing new music.’

Many shared the much-loved lyric ‘Some days stay gold forever’.

Some shared updates on how they’d purchased the song in a bid to get it to number one, with one adding: ‘I’ve just bought Gold Forever off iTunes to get thewanted to no1 in memory of Tom Parker xx big fan of the wanted’

Following Parker’s death, the band took to their Instagram account to pay tribute to their beloved bandmate.

In the post, they said: ‘Max, Jay, Siva, Nathan and the whole Wanted family are devastated by the tragic and premature loss of our bandmate Tom Parker, who passed away peacefully at lunchtime today surrounded by his family and his band mates.

‘Tom was an amazing husband to Kelsey, and father to Aurelia and Bodhi. He was our brother, words can’t express the loss and sadness we feel. Always and forever in our hearts.

“Tom Parker 1988-2022.”

tomparkerofficial's profile picture tomparkerofficial Verified ??  It?s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters ??  MyFamily.  My cheerleaders.  The darkest days have been awful and I?ll never forget them (well my short term memory might ?? The tearful days, The couldn?t get out of bed days, The days when I couldn?t face food, the days when I couldn?t even walk up the stairs You were with me every step of the way- you are my biggest cheerleader. My pillar of strength, even when you felt like crumbling to pieces. @being_kelsey People say to us ?How do you do it ?? Ill tell you how.......LOVE ?? Love is how you do it.Our love for one another has always been something out of the ordinary and it is what has got us through the darkest of days. conquers all.

Tom and Kelsey were married in 2018 (Picture: Tom Parker/Instagram)

Parker’s fellow bandmates also shared photographs of themselves all together on their individual instagram pages.

They all simultaneously captioned them ‘dream team’, showing the five-piece on stage with the late singer.

on wednesday, Parker’s wife Kelsey shared the heartbreaking news that her husband had died.

Taking to Instagram, she wrote: ‘It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side.

‘Our hearts are broken, Tom was the center of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence.

‘We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children.

‘Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you.’

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