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One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson has sadly lost his mum to cancer

His mother is being remembered as “incredibly selfless”.
Louis Tomlinson and his mum Johannah Deakin

Louis Tomlinson’s mother Johannah Deakin has died, after losing her battle against an aggressive form of cancer.

The 43-year-old midwife had been diagnosed with leukaemia in May, and had been in treatment continuously in an effort to arrest the illness.

She died early Wednesday morning, the Daily Mail reports.

As well as leaving behind One Direction star Louis, Johannah also leaves six other children, and her grandchild, Louis’ ten-month-old son Freddie.

A statement issued by the family confirmed the news: “It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016.”

Johannah’s husband Dan Deakin added: “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.

“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.”

Stars close to the One Direction singer have offered their condolences on social media.


Johannah’s last post to Instagram five weeks ago was a photo of Louis with the caption “my perfect boy”.

Her Instagram profile reads: “Mummy to 7 stars & 1 little grand star.”

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