Dad of X Factor’s Tom Mann’s wife-to-be says ‘she’ll always be my little princess’ after tragic death aged 34

THE dad of X Factor star Tom Mann’s fiancée has paid tribute to his “princess” after she was tragically found dead on her wedding day.

Dani Hampson, 34, died suddenly on Saturday morning hours before the couple were due to tie the knot in London.

Dani's dad posted a heartbreaking tribute to his daughter


Dani’s dad posted a heartbreaking tribute to his daughter

It is not known how she died and Dani did not suffer from any known health problems.

Her dad Martin Hampson has now paid tribute to his daughter in a moving post.

He also shared an image of beaming Dani with her and Tom’s eight-month-old son Bowie.

Martin wrote: “These are words that no parent should ever have to write. Last Saturday our beloved daughter Danielle was taken from us, only hours after what should have been one of the highlights of her life, the day she was to marry the love of her life Tom.

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“She was the beating heart of our family, the loving, successful, intelligent daughter who always put everybody before herself, and as a result was loved by everyone.

“She will always be my little princess, the love of mum’s life, the sister Andy adored, Helena’s BFF, Tom’s true love, and of course Bowie’s amazing mummy.”

Martin said the family has been left “devastated and utterly heartbroken” as he told him “sweetheart” to “sleep tight”.

The grieving dad added: “People say the hurt will ease in time, but as it stands we are broken.

“Danielle, we will love you forever.”

Tributes have also flooded in for the publicist led by Nadine Coyle and Lewis Capaldi.

Dani had shared a heartfelt post on September 25, 2020 – the date the couple were originally due to wed – saying, “I can’t wait to marry you, but the world has other plans.”

She also posted poignant photos on her Instagram in her final weeks including adorable snaps in May from a family trip to Sardinia.

Just weeks before, the proud mum shared cute pictures of Bowie as they played in a park close to her home.

Dani also shared a video of Tom – who was part of the band Stereo Kicks – singing an acoustic version of Cold Heart by Dua Lipa and Elton John to the baby.

She wrote: “Happy 6 months my darling boy.

“I played this song almost every day of my 3rd trimester, it was in my labor playlist & it was number 1 the day Bowie was born… determined for it to be“ our song ”& for it always reminds us of life’s good bits. “

Tom broke the devastating news Dani had passed away in a heartbreaking Instagram post yesterday.

They paid tribute to the “brightest light in any room” and said they would miss her “forever”.


The singer said: “I can’t believe I am writing these words but my darling Dani – my best friend, my everything and more, the love of my life – passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th June.

“What was supposed to be the happiest day of our lives ended in an irreversible heartbreak.

“I feel like I have cried an ocean. We never made it to the alter; or got to say our vows, or dance our first dance, but I know you know that you were my entire world and the best thing that has ever happened to me, Danielle.

“I will wear this ring that I was always supposed to wear as a sign of my unconditional love to you.”

Tom told how he planned to raise Bowie alone in Dani’s memory.

He added: “I am completely broken trying to process this and I honestly don’t know where to go from here, but I do know I need to use any strength I can muster for our little boy.

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“I will not be a mark on the parent that you had already become but I promise I will do my everything to raise Bowie just the way we always wanted. I promise you he will know how amazing his mummy was. I promise to make you so so proud.

“The most beautiful person inside and out. The most incredible soul. We have lost such a special person and I am sure we are about to see an abundant outpouring of love that reflects that. I will try to find peace in your messages and comments, but right now I am grieving and I will be for a very, very long time. ”

Tom broke the devastating news on his Instagram


Tom broke the devastating news on his InstagramCredit: pixel8000
The couple were due to get married


The couple were due to get marriedCredit: pixel8000
Dani's cause of death is not known


Dani’s cause of death is not knownCredit: pixel8000

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