Sarah Harding’s mum has revealed the Girls Aloud singer’s final wish following her tragic death at the age of 39.
Speaking in a statement, Marie Hardman said that her daughter did not want to be remembered as somebody who battled breast cancer.
She said: “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.”
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Marie confirmed her daughter had passed away in an Instagram post on Sunday afternoon.
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.”
In August 2020, Harding confirmed her cancer diagnosis through a lengthy social media post.
Alongside a photo of herself in hospital, 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.”
“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.”
The singer, who was born in Ascot, shot to fame in 2002 when she appeared on the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals.
Harding made it to the final, alongside Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Kimberly Walsh, and Nicola Roberts, and went on to become 1/5 of Girls Aloud.
The group had huge success and scored 21 Top 10 singles and five Top 20 studio albums.
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