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Heartbreak for Louis as mum dies from cancer leukaemia

By Joe Nerssessian

The mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has died aged 43, her family confirmed.

Johannah Deakin died on Wednesday morning after suffering from leukaemia.

She had been cared for at University College London hospital since May but was moved to the Royal Hallamshire in Sheffield for the last few weeks of her life.

As well as 24-year-old Tomlinson, she leaves six other children.

Tomlinson was scheduled to make a surprise appearance on the X Factor this weekend, and will still perform, in memory of his mother, his management confirmed.

In a 2012 interview, Tomlinson said he and his mother were "best friends".

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