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.
Tomlinson has been part of One Direction since 2010.
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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."
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.
Celebrities and fans took to social media to commemorate Tomlinson's mother and pray for the family. The hashtag '#RIPJohanna' was trending Friday morning.