Former ‘X-Factor’ star Thomas Wells dead after freak Oklahoma conveyor belt accident
Singer Thomas Wells — known for competing talent shows including “X-Factor,” “America’s Got Talent” and “The Voice” — died in a gruesome accident at a tire factory earlier this month, a report said Friday.
His wife Jessica Wells said that the 46-year old was at work in Oklahoma’s manufacturing plant when he became caught up in an automated conveyor belt. The belt did not stop. According to his obituary, he died in Texas on November 13.
According to the Obit, after learning by ear how to play various instruments as a child and displaying his pipes on reality TV shows, the father-of-three showcased them.
“Thomas had an amazing voice and loved singing hymns as well as contemporary music,” the obituary reads. “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.”
Jessica, the wife of his 17-year marriage, captured a heartfelt video on Thanksgiving about her husband’s rapid decline.
“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,” Jessica said in the video, posted to Facebook on Friday.
“I know one hundred and million percent that Thomas is up there waiting for me.”