Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding dies at age 39


Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, 39, died Sunday morning, her mother said.

Harding revealed in August 2020 that she was diagnosed with a disease that had spread to other parts of her body.

Her mother, Marie, published the news on Instagram, describing her “beautiful” daughter as a “bright and shining star.”

Earlier this year, Harding revealed that the doctor had told her she wouldn’t see Christmas anymore.

In a post next to Harding’s black-and-white image, her mother wrote:

“Many of you will know that she fought Sarah’s cancer, and she fought very hard from diagnosis to the final day. She fled peacefully this morning.

“Thank you for your support over the past year.

“It meant the world to Sarah, and knowing that she was loved gave her great power and comfort.

“I know she doesn’t want to be memorable in the fight against this horrific illness. She was a bright and shining star. I hope it’s a way to remember her instead.”

In an excerpt from her memoir, Hear Me Out, published in The Times earlier this year, Harding wrote:

She said she didn’t want an accurate prognosis, she just wanted to be “comfortable” and “painless.”

She also said, “I’m trying to live and enjoy every second of my life, no matter how long.”

Television and music stars are one of those who pay homage to Harding, who was born on November 17, 1981 in Ascot, Berkshire.

Former Spice Girls Jeri Horner Tweet: “Sleep peacefully, Sarah Harding. You will be remembered for the light and joy you bring to the world.”

TV presenter Davina McCall, who hosted the Big Brother, I have written It was “very, very sad” to hear the news. “Star from the beginning, very fun and extroverted, but somehow fragile … love for her family and friends.”

Former boyfriend Calum Best, a reality show star, said she was “very lonely” about the “crazy fun times and adventures” they spent with.

Harding Shot, who made a name for himself as a contestant in Popstars: The Rivals in 2002-an ITV talent show aimed at finding both new girl and boy bands.

She advanced to the finals, alongside Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl Cole (then Tweedy), despite being vulnerable according to the bookmaker, she was the final seat of the group. I got it.

Girls Aloud at the 2009 Brit Awards

Harding won the Girls Aloud Brit Award for Best Single from Promise in 2009

They are the best-selling girl group in the UK in the 21st century, selling 4.3 million singles and 4 million albums. They won 21 UK Top 10 singles, including 4 number ones, between 2002 and 2012.

The group continued to make several UK hits, including Sound of the Underground, The Promise, Love Machine, Jump and Call The Shots.

Girls Aloud reunited in 2012 after a short break, releasing their best album and touring. They announced the split in 2013.

Harding has since played several acting roles, including starring in Run for Your Wife and St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.

She starred in Channel 4 reality show The Jump in 2016, but was forced to pull out after suffering a knee injury.

In 2017, she won the Celebrity Big Brother.