One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s mother, Johanna Deakin, has died from leukaemia.

Johannah, 43, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the blood cancer earlier this year and has been at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital since May.

Her partner Dan said in an emotional statement, the mum-of-seven would “always look to put other people before herself”.

“She worked tirelessly on numerous charity campaigns, creating memories for many individuals and their families.”

Johanna became a grandmother this year after Louis’ ex Briana Jungwirth gave birth to his first child in January.

Louis’ 1D bandmates were quick to send their sympathies on Twitter, with Harry Styles remembering Johanna as his second mum.


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My second mother. I will miss you for eternity. #RIPJohannah.

— Harry Styles. (@PrivatelyHarry) December 9, 2016