Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding died just a year after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 39.
The talented Girls Aloud singer disappeared just weeks after revealing the disease was incurable and telling fans so Christmas 2020 was probably her lastreports the mirror.
Her mom spread the news on Instagram today.
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She wrote: “It is with deep heartbreak that I announce today that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. Many of you will know about Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so hard from her diagnosis to her last day. She got away peacefully this morning. I want 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 that 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 she can be remembered that way instead. “
The brave Sarah had undergone grueling treatment to beat cancer since her initial diagnosis in the summer of 2020, including a mastectomy and intense chemotherapy.
But in March of that year she announced the devastating news that the cancer had spread to her spine and she knew she was going to die.
Sarah was considering treatment options for a secondary tumor at the base of her spine that might have grown into her brain, but had ruled out radiation therapy because she didn’t want to lose her hair.
After Sarah had already faced the trauma of losing her chest and being too sick to be reconstructed – which she was no longer able to look in the mirror – Sarah wanted to keep her blonde hair.
Sarah had moved back in with her mother after her illness, and the two spent their final months together laughing at old episodes of Family Guy and bonding over their mutual love for fried chickens.
She spoke of the joy of taking pleasure in the little things, like sleeping in.
But she longed for another explosive blow-out party, like the old days of her Girls Aloud fame.
“I don’t want to feel like I have to spend the time left hiding.”
“I think what I really want to do is see everyone – all of my friends, all of them together. One last time … a way to say thank you and say goodbye, “she wrote in March.
She was first diagnosed last summer after finding a lump in her breast. which she ignored until it was extremely painful to think it was ‘just’ a cyst until her skin started bruising.
Sarah first rose to fame with Girls Aloud, which was compiled on the 2002 reality TV show Popstars.
The band – Sarah, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts – had tremendous success with 20 top 10 singles and built a fortune of £ 30 million through record sales and touring.
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