Early Wednesday morning (December 7), One Direction member Louis Tomlinson's mother, Johannah Deakin, lost her battle with leukemia at 43.
"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," her husband Dan Deakin said in a statement to Us Weekly.
"Johannah was first and foremost a truly amazing mother to seven children—Louis, Lottie, Félicité, and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy and Ernest and Doris — whose individual talents and success are testament to the principles and beliefs she instilled in them. She was also an incredibly proud grandmother to Freddie."