However, the X FactorFranchise is most well-known for providing entertainment and fun to fans around the globe through the music competition. Simon CowellIt has also been through many tragedies since 2004, when it was founded, including the death of contestants and their loved ones.
In June 2022, X FactorAlum Tom Mann revealed that his fiancée, Dani Hampson, tragically died on what would have been their wedding day. “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,” Mann shared via Instagram at the time with a photo of Hampson holding their son, Bowie.
“What was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in irreversible heartbreak. I feel like I have cried an ocean,” the “Stand By” singer continued. “We never made it to the alter [sic]; or that we were able to exchange our vows or dance the first dance. But I know you all know that you were my entire universe and the best thing that 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.”
Mann went on to promise that he will do his best to be a father to Bowie with all the “strength” he could “muster.”
“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,” the Stereo Kicks band member wrote. “I promise you he will know how amazing his mummy was. I promise to make you so so proud.”
Mann posted another Instagram Story days later to express his grief. “There are honestly no words to describe how much I miss you, Dan,” the U.K. native expressed via Instagram Stories on June 26. “Forever & always.”
Mann and Hampson started dating in 2016. They were originally supposed to get married in 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the pair to postpone their nuptials.
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