Mother of 'One Direction' member Louis Tomlinson dies at 43

- The mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has died of leukemia at age 43.

The family says in a statement that Johannah Deakin died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Sheffield, northern England. She had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of the cancer earlier this year.


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

Tomlinson has been part of One Direction since 2010

 At 24, he is Deakin's eldest child. She has six other children: 18-year-old Lottie; 16-year-old Felicite; and two sets of twins - 12-year-olds Phoebe and Daisy and 2-year-olds Ernest and Doris.

Husband Dan Deakin, Tomlinson's stepfather, says she was "incredibly selfless" and a "truly amazing mother."

The hashtag #RIPJohannah was trending on Friday.

Deakin shared a photo of Tomlinson several weeks ago in what would be her last on Instagram.

"My perfect boy" reads the caption.


My perfect boy ❤️

A photo posted by Mrs Johannah Deakin (@mrsjohannahdeakin) on


Tomlinson's management said Friday that the singer would go through with a scheduled performance this weekend on TV music show "The X Factor" in memory of his mother.

With the Associated Press

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