Louis Tomlinson’s mother Johannah Deakin sadly lost her battle with cancer at just 43 years old, and fans have taken to social media to send their condolences to Louis and his family. See their reactions to the tragic Dec. 7 news right here — then send Louis a message of your own.
Louis Tomlinson, 24, is the oldest of seven children who have lost their mom Johannah Deakin to leukemia. She passed away in the “early hours” of Wednesday, Dec. 7, and was surrounded by her family, as Johannah’s husband Dan said in a statement. She was diagnosed with a form of leukemia that was “very aggressive”, he added, and had to undergo immediate treatment. “We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private,” Dan asked. How unbelievably heartbreaking.
Louis has one of the most dedicated fanbases in the world, and #RIPJohannah quickly began trending on Twitter on Dec. 7 as his admirers sent their love and sympathy. “I’m so shocked and heartbroken right now. Such a beautiful and kind soul has left this world. Heart goes out to Louis’s family. #RIPJohannah,” one fan tweeted. “All our prayers, support and love to Louis and the Directioner fandom. She will be greatly missed. #RIPJohannah,” another wrote.
Take a look at more fan reactions below:
— Best Louis Pics◟̽◞̽ (@MyTomlinsonPics) December 9, 2016
— 1D Updates (@1DBreakUpdates) December 9, 2016
— #EndBabygate (@1DGATE) December 9, 2016
Johanna was a generous and amazing woman, who gave birth to 7 amazing childs, she was a wonderful mother to them. #RIPJohannah
— One Direction France (@Team1DFrance) December 9, 2016
#RIPJohannah I'm speechless I can't put into words how bad I feel . 😔 My prayers go to Louis and his family ❤️
— 1D Polls & Voting💜 (@polls4teens) December 9, 2016
I know how hard is gonna be for Louis. I'm so sorry for him, but I believe we're all always here, by his side, for him. #RIPJohannah
— lina (@Awlina14) December 9, 2016
— Harry Styles Italia. (@HSupdatesItalia) December 9, 2016
What makes it worse is that it came as such a shock. I didn't even know she was sick and now my hearts broken for her family #RIPJohannah
— #ProjectThisTown (@NoControlProjec) December 9, 2016
Louis will still perform on The X Factor tomorrow, Dec. 10, and multiple reports say that he will put on a tribute to his mom.
HollywoodLifers, you can leave your own thoughts for Louis and his family in the comments below.