The Wanted’s 'Gold Forever' re-enters UK chart in memory of Tom Parker
4 April 2022, 15:28
'Gold Forever' has re-entered the chart at Number 4, following the death of The Wanted’s Tom Parker.
The Wanted’s 'Gold Forever' has re-entered The Sky VIP Official Big Top 40, after Tom Parker’s tragic death from brain cancer.
Tom passed away on Wednesday [March 30] after battling a stage four glioblastoma brain tumour for almost two years.
Since his death, fans have been streaming and downloading The Wanted’s songs in his memory and during The Sky VIP Official Big Top 40, Will Manning confirmed that the 2011 song 'Gold Forever' had taken the Number 4 spot on the chart.
Taking to Twitter, one fan shared: "How powerful and amazing is it that gold forever is charting again. Hopefully that shows them just how much they all mean to us."
.@thewanted's 2011 song, ‘Gold Forever’, has re-entered The Sky VIP Official Big Top 40 chart after Tom Parker’s tragic death from brain cancer.@itswillmanning spoke to one of the many fans who held a vigil in memory of Tom earlier today about what this moment means to them 💕 pic.twitter.com/ybwOv3iXoM— The Official Big Top 40 (@BigTop40) April 3, 2022
Tom had two children with his wife Kelsey Hardwick; Aurelia, aged two, and one-year-old Bodhi. He had recently returned to the stage with his bandmates for the Wanted’s tour after missing the first few shows due to his treatment overseas.
Our thoughts are with Tom’s loved ones during this time.