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Louis Tomlinson's mother has died aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died aged 42.

Johannah Deakin passed away on Wednesday after a battle with leukaemia.

In a statement released today, her husband Dan said:  “It is with immeasurable sadness that Johannah Deakin’s family said goodbye to Johannah in the early hours of Wednesday 7th December 2016. 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."

Ms Deakin leaves behind seven children, Louis (24), Lottie (18), Félicité (16), and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy (12) and Ernest and Doris (two).

“Incredibly selfless, she would always look to put other people before herself," reads the statement.

"She desired nothing more than for everyone around her to be happy and loving. She worked tirelessly on numerous charity campaigns, creating memories for many individuals and their families. It wasn’t uncommon for Johannah to hear through the media of an individual in need of assistance, and she would immediately make it her objective to get that person what they often desperately needed, and rarely without success."

"These are the things that made Johannah happy and content in life, and all of which for me made her simply the perfect wife and best friend to face each day with. I thoroughly loved walking through life with her, and though five years was far too short a time, during that time we had so many lifetimes worth of happiness, adventures, and memories.

“We would like to send our sincere thanks to Professor Steve Mackinnon and his team at University College London Hospital where Johannah was hospitalised since May. And during the last few weeks Professor John Snowden and his colleagues at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield.”

Former One Direction star Louis is said to debut his solo career with a performance at the X Factor final on Sunday night in a tribute to his mother.

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