Cheryl Tweedy has broken her silence on Sarah Harding’s tragic death at the age of 39.
The heartbroken Girls Aloud star took to Instagram and admitted she is ‘feeling at a loss for words’ and experiencing ‘painfully strange and horribly unfamiliar waves of disbelief and finality’.
Her post reads: “Although we knew this day would arrive I am somehow still feeling at a loss for words that our stunning, unique, crazy, quirky, kind and soft-hearted girl has departed.
“As I try to navigate my way through these painfully strange and horribly unfamiliar waves of disbelief & finality I am experiencing, I wanted to extend my condolences to all of our GA fans. We were like an extended family for so long and we know so many of you by name.
“I wanted to make sure you knew just how much your love and continued support meant to Sarah through her most vulnerable times.
“She was so grateful and you really lifted her spirits when she needed you most. I also realise so many will be deeply affected by the circumstances of Sarah’s passing… I am sending you all so much love. I love you Sarah… farewell.
“Sarah Nicole Harding forever in our hearts.”
Last August, Harding was diagnosed with breast cancer and reportedly had to undergo a mastectomy and chemotherapy to help prolong her life as long as possible.
However, despite doctors’ best efforts, she took to Instagram earlier this year and confirmed the disease had spread.
At the time, she wrote: “There’s no easy way to say this and actually it doesn’t even feel real writing this, but here goes.
“Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body.
“I’m currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions and I am fighting as hard as I possibly can.”
She continued: “My amazing mum, family and close friends are helping me through this, and I want to say a thank you to the wonderful NHS doctors and nurses who have been and continue to be heroes.
“I am doing my very best to keep positive and will keep you updated here with how I’m getting on. In the meantime, I hope you’ll all understand and respect my request for privacy during this difficult time.”
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