Louis Tomlinson’s mother, Johannah Deakin, has passed away at the age of 42.
The Sun reports that Deakin lost her battle with leukemia.
“It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016,” Johannah’s husband, Dan Deakin, said in a statement.
Dan continued, “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.”
Deakin was a mother of seven children – Louis, 24, Lottie, 18, Felicite, 16, twins Daisy and Phoebe, 12, and twins Ernest and Doris, 2.
She was also an “incredibly proud” grandmother to Louis’ 10-month-old son Freddie.
Louis and his mother had a good relationship – back in November, the One Direction member posted a picture with his mom before the Brit Awards.
He is expected to perform a tribute to his late mom on the X Factor Saturday night.
Our thoughts are with Louis and his family as they deal with this tough loss.