Sarah Harding has died aged 39, A message from Sarah’s mother Marie was posted
to her Instagram account. It read: ‘It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing
the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away.
‘Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly
from her diagnosis until her last day.
‘She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d like to thank everyone for their kind
support over the past year. It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength
and comfort to know she was loved.
‘I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease –
she was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered
instead. Marie x‘
Sarah Harding released a book called Hear Me Out which documented her life as
a pop star in Girls Aloud and chronicled her fight with cancer earlier this year.
A friend said: “Sarah slipped away with her family around her.
From then on she kept them up to date with her progress and wrote about her
experiences in Hear Me Out, which went on to be a bestseller.
In the book, Sarah wrote about reuniting with her Girls Aloud bandmates Cheryl
Tweedy, Kimberley Walsh, and Nadine Coyle and said they had become close again.
At the time she wrote: “I’m just grateful to wake up every day and live my best life
because now I know just how precious it is . . . nothing is certain anymore.”
Sarah had thought chemotherapy was working until the secondary tumor destroyed