UK X Factor star and songwriter Tom Mann has announced his fiancée has died the morning they were set to marry.
Dani Hampson, 34, who was a backup dancer for Harry Styles and the Spice Girls, leaves behind an eight-month-old son named Bowie.
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No cause of death has been revealed.
The singer announced his fiancée’s sudden death on Instagram Tuesday morning, local time, sharing a photo of Hampson with their son.
“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 began.
“On what was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak.
“I feel like I cried an ocean. We never made it to the altar; 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.”
The singer shared that he is “completely broken” following the loss.
“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,” he added.
“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,” Mann wrote.
“The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that.”
Hampson was a successful dancer who appeared in Harry Styles’ Treat People With Kindness music video and on the Spice Girls reunion tour in 2017.
The post from Mann, 28, continued: “I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time.
“My darling Dani, the brightest light in any room, my world is nothing but darkness without you. I will miss you forever,” the message ended.
Replying to the devastating post, fans and friends sent condolences to the family.
“Tom I’m so so sorry, sending all my love to you & thinking of you, love you brother x we are with you,” singer Mimi Webb wrote.
Singer Lewis Capaldi said, “Love you brother”.
“The best of the best. It has been our privilege to have been in her orbit and experience the brightness of that star. We love you so much Dani. Tom we are your army and we are all here for you,” Harry Styles’ choreographer Paul Roberts wrote.
Hampson had last posted to Instagram on May 29, when she shared a series of happy family snaps showing her young family on holiday in Sardinia.
Mann rose to fame on the X Factor in 2014, making it to the finals in the group Stereo Kicks.
He went on to songwrite for artists including Becky Hill and Ronan Keating.
Hours after announcing the news, Mann shared a post of his wife’s from January 2019, in which she posted a quote from Allie Michelle.
The quote began: “Keep the honest moments close to your heart. The ones that make us most human.”
It went on to say: “Life is really quite simple. We get to experience this planet for a brief while. We get to learn how to love ourselves and one another for the strange, messy and magical creatures we care.
“What a gift it is to have a human life. If you look a little closer, there is always something to be grateful for.”
Hampson captioned it at the time, “This is nice, happy Saturday”.
The couple welcomed their son Bowie in October, announcing the news on Instagram.
“I’ve never known a love like it – you are already my everything Bowie,” Mann said at the time.
Meanwhile, Hampson said the couple was “saturated with a love I[they] didn’t know existed”.
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