The world has lost a rising talent.
Thomas Wells, who competed on The X Factor among other reality shows, passed away on November 13, his wife Jessica Wells wrote on Facebook. He is 46 years old.
“I feel it’s not real but I know it’s true,” she shared in an emotional video at his grave. “He’s my best friend.”
According to Jessica, who spoke to TMZ, Thomas died in an accident at the tire factory he worked at in Oklahoma. While at work, it was reported that part of his body became entangled in an automatic conveyor belt and he was immediately taken to a nearby hospital before being transferred to another hospital in Tyler, Texas.
She said in the Facebook video: “He is breaking down very quickly. “The lack of oxygen in the brain caused his body to stop working and his organs and everything to not work properly. And there was something wrong with his stomach and it smelled like this. It’s hard to explain. It’s not. Not too fond of it, but you can tell something is going on. His blood pressure is dropping really fast.”