How did Thomas Wells die? Former ‘X-Factor’ star was 46

How did Thomas Wells die? Former ‘X-Factor’ star was 46
Thomas Wells was 46 when he died in November this year (Clardy Funeral Service and YouTube)

TYLER, TEXAS: Singer Thomas Wells — well known for singing in a number of talent competition shows, including 'X Factor’ — has died at the age of 46. His wife Jessica Wells said that his death happened in early November after a gruesome accident while he was doing his job at a tire manufacturing site in Oklahoma.

Thomas, who was a father-of-three, was a popular face who had shown his talent on ‘America's Got Talent’ as well as ‘The Voice’ and ‘The Winner Is’ along with 'X Factor.' As per reports, he got into music at a very young age. He learned instruments by ear by himself while singing in a choir at church and in school in Oklahoma.



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How did Thomas Wells die?

It has been said Thomas was working at the manufacturing factory when he got stuck in an automatic conveyor belt, which failed to stop. Soon after that, he was shifted to a hospital. Later, to access better treatment​, he was air transported to a bigger hospital in Tyler, Texas. However, he couldn’t be saved and breathed his last on November 13.

An obituary written for him states, “Thomas had an amazing voice and loved singing hymns as well as contemporary music.  He loved to make people laugh.  He always had a smile and loved to joke and give people a hard time.  He was a great entertainer and always became the center of attention.”

About his personal life, it notes: “Thomas was the first of three children of Ricky and Rosemary Dean. Thomas graduated from Wright City High School and attended Tulsa Welding School, but Thomas’s real passion was music,” before adding, “Thomas met the love of his life, Jessica Willis, in 2003 and they were united in marriage on October 29, 2004.  He and Jessica reside in Idabel with their three dogs, Chloe, Charlie (his Golden Boy) and Zoey. Thomas was preceded in death by his brother, Justin Todd Wells; his paternal grandfather, Arthur Dean; grandparents-in-law, Jess and Laverne Willis; and aunt, Sylvia Littleton; great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Roy ‘Pap’ and Neomaza Bowling.”

On Thanksgiving, Jessica shared an emotional video on her Facebook page from his gravesite. She said, “It was the worst day of my life because I lost my husband, but the best day of my life because God told me he was home. know one hundred and million percent that Thomas is up there waiting for me.” She captioned the video as: “I will always love you babe!! Your the bestest man in the whole world!! Until we meet again in sing with the angels!! Thomas Matthew Wells 9-2-1975 - 11-13-2021.”



Several people extended their condolences and support to Jessica while praying for Thomas’ soul. A person wrote in the comment section of the Facebook post, “I had no idea Thomas passed away. My deepest condolences to you. I met him in Dallas for The Voice auditions. He was such a kind soul with an amazing talent. This hurts my heart so much… Praying for comfort & healing…” Another one said, “Prayers to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. I lost me husband in March of this year. He was my best friend so I understand how you feel. I loved to hear him sing. I will continue to pray for you and your family.”


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