By Madeline Raynor
December 09, 2016 at 09:12 PM EST
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After news broke that Louis Tomlinson’s mother Johannah Poulston had died after being diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this year, stars and friends flooded Twitter with messages of support for the One Direction member.

Tomlinson’s former bandmate Zayn Malik wrote, “love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too.”

One Direction’s Liam Payne posted a touching note, saying, “I’m so sorry for you my brother my heart aches for you, just know I love you the same from a million miles away as i do right next to you. I’m always here for you through everything as you have been for me.” Payne’s girlfriend Cheryl Cole also shared, “My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry.”

Niall Horan, also in 1D, tweeted, “Very sad news . Louis I love you mate and I’m / all of us are here for you all the way . You’re mum was an incredible person.”

See all the messages below