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Louis Tomlinson's mother penned emotional message for One Direction fans before her death

The former midwife and mother of seven died from leukaemia

Maya Oppenheim
Wednesday 14 December 2016 11:35 GMT
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After giving an emotional performance in honour of his mother just days after she passed away, Louis Tomlinson thanked fans for their support
After giving an emotional performance in honour of his mother just days after she passed away, Louis Tomlinson thanked fans for their support (Getty)

Louis Tomlinson's mother Johannah Deakin penned an emotionally charged message for her son's fans prior to her death.

The former midwife and mother of seven died last week after suffering from leukaemia. She was just 42.

Her husband Dan Deakin, a doctor whom she married in 2014, has revealed she asked him to share her farewell message with her son’s fans after she passed away.

Writing on Johannah's Twitter page, he said: “Hi, it's Dan. Johannah asked for me to send this afterwards.”

“She wanted to thank you all and to let you know that you have been amazing right from the start. You changed Louis' life, but also her life.

“Your support now is as strong if not stronger than ever. So from Johannah one last time, thank you for everything xxx (sic).”

Johannah had been cared for at University College London hospital since May before being moved to Sheffield for the final weeks of her life.

“Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukaemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private,” her family said in a statement released after her death.

Mr Deakin praised her as a “truly amazing” mother to her seven offspring “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.’

After giving an emotional performance in honour of his mother just days after she passed away, Tomlinson thanked fans for their support.

“Thank you for the incredible support,” the former One Direction singer wrote on Instagram.

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