Louis Tomlinson’s mother penned final message to fans
Louis Tomlinson’s mother Johannah Deakin penned a message for fans before her death.
The mother-of-seven passed away last week after a secret battle with leukaemia and asked her husband Dan Deakin to share her farewell with her son’s "amazing" supporters after she passed away.
Dan took to Johannah’s Twitter page to write: "Hi, it’s Dan. Johannah asked for me to send this afterwards. She wanted to thank you all, and to let you know that you have been amazing right from the start. You changed Louis’ life, but also her life. Your support now is as strong if not stronger than ever. So from Johannah one last time, thank you for everything xxx (sic)."
The message comes after Louis returned to Instagram for the first time since the tragic death of Johannah, in order to thank fans for their support.
Louis shared a photo of himself and Steve Aoki performing their track ‘Just Hold On’ at the ‘X Factor’ final at the weekend and captioned the Instagram post: "Thank you for the incredible support :)"
Louis had previously thanked his loved ones and fans for helping him through the live TV performance.
He tweeted after the show: "That was harder than I ever imagined. I want to thank everyone around me and all of the amazing fans out there that made that so special!
"Feeling so much love around me and my family . Mum would have been so f***ing proud ( sorry for swearing mum ) love you !(sic)"
And the One Direction star also praised his collaborator Steve, who helped fulfil Johannah’s wish; for Louis to debut his solo single on the show that made him famous.
He posted: "Also @steveaoki , you have been such a rock and inspiration throughout this ! Pure talent and a real gent ! (sic)"
But Steve shared the sentiments, replying to the message: "U were the rock my brother. U are my inspiration. U have the biggest f***ing heart and I’m so proud of u. Blew us all away for her. (sic)"
Following his tearful performance on ‘The X Factor’, the show’s head judge Simon Cowell praised Louis for his "bravery".
He said: "I have to say something to you. I’ve known you for six years, what you’ve just done – the bravery.
"I respect you as an artist and I respect you as a person. Your mum was so proud of you Louis and she was so looking forward to this performance. She’s watching over you now and you’ve done her so proud."
The chart-topping track is believed to be a tribute to Johannah and features the lyrics: "What do you do when a chapter ends / Do you close the book and never read it again / Where do you go when your story’s done / You can be who you were or who you’ll become."