X Factor star's fiancée's final Instagram posts before tragic death

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Tom Mann’s fiancée posted some touching photos on Instagram just weeks before she died only a few hours before the couple were set to wed.

X Factor star Tom announced his partner Danielle Hampson’s death yesterday, saying she passed away on June 18.

Left: X Factor star Tom Mann with his partner Danielle Hampson and baby. Right: Tom Mann, Danielle Hampson in a black jumpsuit with white spots and baby pose in Sardinia.
X Factor star Tom Mann's fiancée Danielle Hampson has passed away. Photo: Instagram/danihampson

Dani was a successful dancer and mum to baby Bowie, and she shared some sweet photos of her family on Instagram just three weeks ago.

Documenting her family’s trip to Sardinia, the couple posed with their 8-month-old son and with their friends over drinks.

The dancer announced Bowie’s birth earlier this year, saying that the couple had expected to become husband and wife, but ended up being parents instead.


Stereo Kicks band member Tom had planned to marry Dani earlier but the couple had to postpone their wedding twice. Dani's brother described Tom as ‘the love of her life’, and said it was ‘tragic’ that she didn’t make it to their wedding.

Singer Tom posted a tribute to his fiancée on Instagram, saying he was ‘completely broken’ and that he would wear his wedding ring as a sign of his ‘unconditional love’ for her.

Tom Mann and Danielle Hampson smile for the camera. Tom is wearing a Levi's hat.
The pair shared many loved-up snaps with each other on social media. Photo: Instagram/danihampson

He also shared one of Dani’s posts to his story, a short quote about how you should live life to the fullest and embrace the hard moments.

“What a gift it is to have a human life. If you look a little closer, there is always something to be grateful for. True gratitude isn’t ignoring the darkness. It’s participating girth your whole heart in whatever moment life brings,” it reads.

Spice Girls share tribute

Dani’s career as a dancer saw her work with many successful artists, and it didn’t take long for condolences to pour in.

The Spice Girls penned an emotional tribute to Dani along with a photo of her on their 2019 Spiceworld tour, writing: “We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Dani Hampson who was part of the Spiceworld 2019 family. Sending love and strength to Tom, Bowie and Dani’s family and friends.”

X Factor judge Simon Cowell released a statement to TMZ saying: “As a father myself, I simply cannot imagine the heartbreak Tom and his family are going through and will be personally reaching out to him. From my family to his, we extend our deepest condolences and all of our love during this tragic time.”

Ellie Goulding commented on Tom’s post about Dani, saying: “I’m thinking of you non stop…you are so strong. Here for you always. Love you xxxx,” while Lewis Capaldi wrote: “Love you brother.”

Take That member Howard Donald tweeted about Dani, saying that he was ‘gutted beyond words’ she had passed away.

“What a beautiful and super talented dancer she was. I’m happy to say I danced with her and the UK dance world will be shocked and saddened just like I am,” he wrote.

“Life is fragile and can take you when least expected, fit or not! Look after your family,” he added.

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