Tom shared his diagnosis with the rest of the world and Ed immediately got back to him, writing: “Pretty much since the moment I was diagnosed with cancer, Ed Sheeran reached me with an offer for help. 

Tom stated that Ed was his best friend since the time he “joined The Wanted to our tour bus on a promotional trip in America.” 

He stated, “We’ve been able to meet each other throughout the years and have a great friendship.” 

Following Tom’s death, Ed posted a poignant Instagram tribute to the fellow singer on March 30.

He said, “So very sad to learn of Tom’s passing.” Kelsey’s children, grandchildren and family have our thoughts and affections. It is a sad day. What a wonderful man x.”