International popstar Louis Tomlinson has been struck with extreme tragedy.
The One Direction singer lost his mom, Johannah Deakin, to cancer. She was 43.
Johannah Deakin was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia earlier in 2016 and had been receiving continuous treatment.
On December 7th in the early morning, Deakin lost her battle and said a tearful goodbye to her family.
This is the statement released by the family:
"It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin's family said goodbye to Johannha in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 7. Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private."
Johannah Deakin with her son, Louis Tomlison, and her grandson, Freddie.
Johannah's husband, Dan Deakin, released longer statement on his own:
"Johannah was first and foremost a truly amazing mother to seven children – Louis, Lottie, Félicité, and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy and Ernest and Doris — 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. It wasn't uncommon for Johannah to hear through the media of an individual in need of assistance, and she would immediately make it her objective to get that person what they often desperately needed, and rarely without success. These are the things that made Johannah happy and content in life, and all of which for me made her simply the perfect wife and best friend to face each day with. I thoroughly loved walking through life with her, and though five years was far too short a time, during that time we had so many lifetimes worth of happiness, adventures, and memories.
"We would like to send our sincere thanks to Professor Steve Mackinnon and his team at University College London Hospital where Johannah was hospitalized since May," he said. "And during the last few weeks Professor John Snowden and his colleagues at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield."
Louis Tomlinson and his mom, Johannah, on her wedding day.
Louis Tomlinson is scheduled to perform on The X Factor this Saturday in the UK and plans to keep his commitment because that's what Johannah would have wanted.
We extend our sincerest apologies to Louis and his entire family. Rest in peace, Johannah.