Louis Tomlinson’s Mom Dies After Battling with Leukemia

After a short battle with leukemia, the mother of former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has died.

Johannah Deakin passed away at the age of 42 on Wednesday (Dec. 7. 2016), according to a statement issued by her husband, Daniel, to The Sun newspaper.

“It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016,” a statement from the family reads. “Earlier this year Johannah was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia that required immediate and continuous treatment. We respectfully request that the family are given time and space to grieve in private.”

Although Tomlinson is reportedly absolutely devastated, he is set to perform a tribute to his late mother on the X Factor finale over the weekend.

My mother looking gorgeous before the Brits earlier this year . I love you and miss you so much !

A photo posted by Louis Tomlinson (@louist91) on

Following news of her death, the singer’s friends — including Zayn Malik and Cheryl Cole and fans reached out to him on social media with messages of support.