Louis Tomlinson says thank-you for support after mum's death

Louis Tomlinson has thanked fans for their support following the death of his mother.

The One Direction star’s mum Johannah Deakin died on Wednesday at the age of 43 after a battle with leukaemia.

Louis took to the X Factor stage on Saturday night to perform his new single with DJ Steve Aoki in her honour, and has now shared a picture from their performance on Instagram, with the words: “Thank you for the incredible support :).”

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Thank you for the incredible support :)

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The performance of Just Hold On marked the first time Louis had appeared in public since his mum died.

He received a standing ovation and many fans and fellow celebs praised his courage.

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