1D bandmates, stars support Louis Tomlinson after mom's death
MANILA, Philippines – The boys of One Direction have offered their thoughts and prayers to support bandmate Louis Tomlinson after his mother's death.
Louis' mom, Johannah Deakin, died of leukemia on Wednesday, December 7.
The boys took to social media to comfort Louis, even though they're apart – the band is currently on hiatus.
On Twitter, Liam Payne posted a note to Louis that read: Louis, I'm so sorry for you my brother, my heart aches for you. Just know I love you the same from a million miles away as I do right next to you. I'm always here for you through everything as you have been for me.
"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly sad time. I can't begin to imagine what you are all going through. Rest in peace, Johanna, you are forever in my thoughts."
Niall Horan tweeted: "Very sad news. Louis, I love you mate and I'm/all of us are here for you all the way. You're mum was an incredible person. Thinking of you and your family. Love from my family to yours."
Very sad news . Louis I love you mate and I'm / all of us are here for you all the way . You're mum was an incredible person .— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) December 9, 2016
Thinking of you and your family .love from my family to yours..— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) December 9, 2016
Zayn Malik, who left the group in March and has since released a solo album, also tweeted his support. Zayn and Louis have had disagreements on social media in the past.
"Love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. Proud of your strength and know your mum is too," Zayn told Louis.
@Louis_Tomlinson love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too x— zayn (@zaynmalik) December 9, 2016
X Factor creator Simon Cowell and former X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini said a few words on social media too.
One Direction was formed on X Factor by Simon, who was also a judge in the competition. After X Factor, One Direction was signed to Simon's label Syco Records.
Cheryl was also a judge on the show when One Direction was formed.
Heartbroken for you @Louis_Tomlinson. Your mum Jay was an incredible person. Sending you all my love— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) December 9, 2016
@Louis_Tomlinson my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones at this incredibly tragic time.— Cheryl (@CherylOfficial) December 9, 2016
Many others have condoled with Louis too. Among them are Liam's ex-girlfriend Danielle Peazer, James Yammouni, and One Direction's live show drummer Josh Devine.
Such heartbreaking news, my thoughts are with @Louis_Tomlinson and his family at this time. She was such a lovely person— Danielle Peazer (@DaniellePeazer) December 9, 2016
my heart and all its love goes out to you and to the family. I love you all and we all loved your mum like she was our own. xxx #RIPJohannah— Josh Devine. (@DevineVerified) December 9, 2016
a beautiful soul taken too soon to a beautiful place. I love you brother. Here for all of you. Xx @Louis_Tomlinson— Josh Devine. (@DevineVerified) December 9, 2016
Fifth's Harmony's Normani Kordei
Praying for @Louis_Tomlinson & his family during this time. Absolutely nothing in this world can prepare us for times like theselove you— NormaniKordei (@NormaniKordei) December 9, 2016
Love to you and the family @Louis_Tomlinson— Jake Gosling (@JakeGosling) December 9, 2016
Everyone send love and strength to @Louis_Tomlinson and his family. So so sorry my brother. We're all here for u.— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) December 9, 2016