So, so sad.
British media reports that Louis Tomlinson’s mother Johannah Deakin died on Wednesday at the age of 42 after a battle with an aggressive form of leukaemia. She was diagnosed earlier this year.
She leaves behind husband Dan Deakin and seven children: Louis (24), Lottie (18), Félicité (16), and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy (12) and Ernest and Doris (2). She was also grandmother to Louis’ son Freddie (10 months).
Her husband issued a statement.
— 1D UPDATES (@1DWWAlert) December 9, 2016
Louis Tomlinson is reportedly set to launch his solo career this weekend on X Factor UK with a performance of his debut single. The timing could not be worse. Johannah was beloved by Directioners who are now posting their tributes to their idol’s mother on Twitter.