Stars have paid tribute to Sarah Harding – and shared their memories of the Girls Aloud singer, who died of cancer at the age of 39.
The singer announced last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer that had spread to other parts of her body.
Her mother Marie announced her death on Instagram and described her “beautiful” daughter as “a bright shining star”.
Fearne Cotton was among those paying tribute on the Instagram post of Sarah Harding’s mother, who announced her death at the age of 39.
Cotton wrote, “Oh my god, I’m so sorry to hear this. I send so much love and strength to your family. She was always nice and was so much fun to be with. I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for you. “
Reality TV star Calum Best spoke of the “crazy fun times and adventures” he had with Sarah Harding.
On Twitter he said: “Jesus, this one meets at home, so damn sad, so young.
“Hope you rest in peace Sarah, we’ve had some crazy fun times and adventures.
“You are very much missed. I send so much love to your mother. “
His post was accompanied by three pictures of him with the former Girls Aloud member.
Geri Horner of the Spice Girls paid tribute to Sarah Harding and wrote on Twitter: “Rest in peace, Sarah Harding. You will be remembered for the light and joy that you have brought to the world. “
TV presenter Vernon Kay described Harding on social media as “the driving force in the room”.
“Very sad news,” he tweeted.
“From the moment Pop Idol finished, GA were regularly on T4 and Radio1. Sarah was always the driving force in the room … RIP. “
Steps star Ian “H” Watkins wrote about the Instagram post: “Fly up, beautiful Sarah xx, I’ll miss you xx”.
Former Spandau ballet member Martin Kemp has expressed his condolences to Sarah Harding’s family and friends.
“Sarah Harding is so sad my heart goes out to all of your friends and family and all of your fans,” he tweeted.
Alesha Dixon called Sarah Harding a “shining star” after her death.
The singer and talent show juror said on Twitter: “A sad day!
“Such a shining star! Rest in peace, beautiful Sarah. “
“Rest in peace!”
JLS star Oritse Williams tweeted, “It’s heartbreaking to hear that Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding has just passed away after a long battle with cancer. The times when we met she was always so lively, such a big, beautiful personality. My sincere condolences and my heart goes out to Sarah’s friends, family and band members. ”
TV star Denise Van Outen commented on Sarah Harding’s mother Marie’s Instagram post and announced her death.
Van Outen wrote: “This is so heartbreaking. Rest in peace, beautiful Sarah. Think of you all. Family and friends”.
Model and TV star Jodie Kidd wrote: “Heartache, fly high and shine brightly Bubba Girl x I’m so sorry”.
A tweet from the Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly official account said, “Such sad news. RIP Sarah xx ”.
TV personality Lizzie Cundy said she was “unhappy” after Sarah Harding passed away.
In a post on Twitter, accompanied by a picture of them together, she said, “A beautiful girl inside and out … Heartbroken.
“Thanks for the fun times, dear Sarah. Rest in peace my friend.”
Kym Marsh, whose band Hear’Say was formed on the ITV show Popstars, also paid tribute to Sarah Harding.
She wrote on Twitter: “I am very sorry to hear of Sarah Harding’s death. What a beautiful girl and a beautiful person she really was.
“I’m not saying I knew her very well, but I did know how funny and nice she really was. My thoughts are with her family and friends during this time. Sleep well.”
Former Strictly Come Dancing pro James Jordan tweeted “Life is so fucking cruel at times” after Harding’s death was announced.
“RIP Sarah Harding.”
Former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall wrote in a tribute to Sarah Harding: “It’s so sad to hear from Sarah … a star from the start, very funny and outgoing, but also kind of fragile … love for her family and friends . “
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