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Louis Tomlinson's Mum Dies

One Direction Singer Louis Tomlinson's Mother Has Died From Leukemia

After a year-long battle with leukemia, E! News confirms Louis Tomlinson's mother, Johannah Deakin, has passed away. "It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin's family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 7," a family source said in a statement on Friday. "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." The 24-year-old One Direction singer and new father had a close bond with his mum, whom he frequently posted photos with on Instagram. He will reportedly still go through with his appearance on The X Factor this Saturday, which was apparently one of his mother's last wishes. Close friends have already started reaching out to Louis via social media, including former bandmate Liam Payne's girlfriend, Cheryl:

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