Sarah Harding death latest: Cheryl says Girls Aloud singer 'always in our hearts' as she joins former bandmates tributes

CHERYL Tweedy has broken her silence on Sarah Harding's devastating death, saying "I love you, farewell".

Former Girls Aloud star Sarah died aged 39 on Sunday, after battling breast cancer.

She was diagnosed with an advanced form of the disease last August and underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy in a bid to prolong her life.

Friends told The Sun Sarah, who would have turned 40 in November, had passed away at home this morning.

And Sarah's former Coronation Street stars paid tribute to the popular actress and singer.

Kym Marsh, who also first found fame on the very first series of Popstars winning with band Hear'say, paid tribute to Sarah saying: "What a beautiful girl and person she really was. I

"I don’t claim to have known her very well but what I did know was how fun and kind she really was.

"My thoughts are with her family and friends at this time. Sleep tight."

Read our Sarah Harding blog below for the latest updates…

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    SPANDAU BALLET STAR MARTIN KEMP PAYS TRIBUTE TO SARAH

    Former Spandau Ballet member Martin Kemp has tweeted his condolences to Sarah Harding’s family and friends.

    “Sarah Harding so sad, my heart goes out to all your friends and family and all your fans,” he tweeted.

    “Rest in peace!”

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    CHERYL PAYS TRIBUTE (CONTINUED…)

    "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."

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    CHERYL PAYS TRIBUTE TO 'CRAZY, QUIRKY, KIND' BANDMATE SARAH HARDING

    Cheryl has paid tribute to her Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding after her death at the age of 39, describing her as "stunning, unique, crazy, quirky, kind and soft hearted".

    The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body.

    On Sunday, her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram, saying her "beautiful" daughter was "a bright shining star".

    Cheryl, then Cheryl Tweedy, was part of Girls Aloud with Harding, Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts from their formation on TV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.

    Sharing a black-and-white portrait of Harding on Instagram, she wrote: "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.

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    KIMBERLEY WALSH 'HEARTBROKEN' BY DEATH OF GIRLS ALOUD BANDMATE SARAH HARDING

    Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has remembered bandmate Sarah Harding as someone who "loved, lived and laughed so hard", after her death at the age of 39.

    The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body. On Sunday, her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram, saying her "beautiful" daughter was "a bright shining star".

    Walsh, who joined Harding, Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts in girl band Girls Aloud on TV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, shared a gallery of photos of the pair together.

    She wrote: "Beautiful Sarah this hurts so bad. To wake up and know that you are really gone is too much to bear. Hearing your infectious chuckle was one of my favourite things in the world.

    "Your fire burned so bright and you loved, lived and laughed so hard. Sending love and strength to everyone who is grieving today. My heart is broken."

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    BREAKING: CHERYL POSTS IN TRIBUTE OF SARAH HARDING

    CHERYL Tweedy has broken her silence on Sarah Harding's devastating death, saying "I love you, farewell".

    The Girls Aloud star, 39, died yesterday following her shock death sentence after being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.

    Heartbroken Cheryl said today: "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."

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    NICOLA ROBERTS AND NADINE COYLE 'DEVASTATED' FOLLOWING DEATH OF SARAH HARDING

    Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle have said they are "absolutely devastated" by the death of their Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding at the age of 39.

    The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body.

    Her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram and described her "beautiful" daughter as "a bright shining star".

    Roberts shared a series of photos of them together during Girls Aloud's early years and wrote: "I'm absolutely devastated and I can't accept that this day has come. My heart is aching and all day everything we went through together has raced round my mind.

    "Especially this last year since her diagnosis, as hard as the year has been, our new memories are strong in my heart.

    "There are so many things to say and at first it felt to personal to put them here and then I remembered that there are so many other people grieving her too.

    "A part of me or us isn't here anymore and it's unthinkable and painful and utterly cruel. She would have loved your messages today."

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    SARAH HARDING GUSHED SHE WAS ‘SO SO HAPPY’ AFTER MAKING NUMBER 1 ON ITUNES IN TRAGIC LAST INSTAGRAM POST

    In her final Instagram post in March, the Girls Aloud star thanked her fans, saying she was overwhelmed by their support.

    Sharing the cover image, Sarah wrote: “OMG. I can’t believe it. Number one on iTunes. 

    “I’m a bit overwhelmed, but so so happy. Thank you thank you.”

    Tributes today poured in for the singer, whose mum revealed had “slipped away” after fighting the terrible disease.

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    SARAH HARDING'S EX CALLUM BEST PAYS TRIBUTE

    Sarah's ex, reality star Calum Best, 40, who she dated in 2005, wrote that he was "so blessed" to have known her.

    Sharing a picture of them together he wrote: "Jesus this one hits home, this is so sad, so young, so much life, so much talent.

    "Sarah I’m so sorry ur gone , I will always remember the good times, I remember when we met around 22/23 at a event for glamour, spent all night flirting.

    "We then spent a few years together and I remember u where a shoulder for me when my dad passed and I valued u so much for that ! So blessed we where able to continue on a 16 year friendship."

    He concluded: "Rest in peace gorgeous and sending so much love to ur mom."

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    CONTINUED…

    Sarah was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer last August and underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy in a bid to prolong her life.

    Nadine Coyle was the first of her Girls Aloud co-stars to pay tribute, writing on Instagram last night: "I am absolutely devastated!!

    "I can’t think of words that could possibly express how I feel about this girl & what she means to me!!

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    SUSANNA REID’S TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO SARAH HARDING ON GMB AFTER GIRLS ALOUD STAR’S TRAGIC DEATH

    SUSANNA Reid and Dr Hilary Jones have paid touching tributes to brave Sarah Harding after the Girls Aloud star’s tragic death yesterday.

    The Good Morning Britain presenters urged Brits who have noticed changes in their bodies to go and see a doctor during an emotional chat about the “wonderful” star.

    Dr Hilary said Sarah’s diagnosis was “rare” – with just five per cent of breast cancer diagnosed in under 40s.

    “The majority of women who develop it are in their 60s, 70s and beyond, so this is an unusual case,” he said.

    “The NHS prioritises cancer treatment, despite the pandemic, which did affect normal services at the beginning particularly. Now cancer is being prioritised. We want to see people who have any suspicious symptoms at all.”

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    GIRLS ALOUD STAR KIMBERLEY WALSH PAYS TRIBUTE TO HER FORMER BANDMATE SARAH

    Posting a picture of them together she wrote: "Beautiful Sarah this hurts so bad. To wake up and know that you are really gone is too much to bear.

    "Hearing your infectious chuckle was one of my favourite things in the world. Your fire burned so bright and you loved, lived and laughed so hard.

    "Sending love and strength to everyone who is grieving today. My heart is broken."

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    BRAVE SARAH PREVIOUSLY REVEALED HOW SHE CONTRACTED SEPSIS

    Prior to starting chemo, Sarah contracted sepsis after a port was fitted into her chest, leaving her in intensive care.

    She added: “With both my lungs and kidneys failing, doctors decided to put me into an induced coma.

    “Even once I was off the ventilator I couldn’t speak properly. All I could do was make noises a chimpanzee trying to communicate.”

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    NICOLA ROBERTS SAYS HER 'HEART IS ACHING' OVER SARAH'S DEATH

    Another former band member, Nicola Roberts, 35, wrote: “I’m absolutely devastated and I can’t accept that this day has come.

    "My heart is aching and all day everything we went through together has raced round my mind.

    “Electric girl, you made us. You gave it everything and still with a smile.

    “A white butterfly flew past my window this morning before I knew, it must have been you.”

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    GIRLS ALOUD STAR NADINE COYLE 'DEVASTATED' BY SARAH'S DEATH

    Bandmate Nadine Coyle, 36, is one of the celebrities to tell of their grief.

    In a social media post, said: “I am absolutely devastated!! I can’t think of words that could possibly express how I feel about this girl & what she means to me!!

    “I know so many of you will be feeling this way. For now I’m sending so much love to you!!!”

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    'DEVASTATING'

    And Susanna said: "One of the legacies must be that we are all much more aware.

    "Perhaps women don't know a lump under their arm can be a symptom."

    Tragically, Sarah faced delays to her treatment due to the first Covid lockdown, writing in book Hear Me Out: "Everything went into slow motion or stopped altogether."

    Susanna said: "That's such a devastating line."

    "I think this fact will bring many women down to earth today – just 39," Dr Hilary said.

    "People needn't be fearful of going into hospital, getting these tests, or bothering their GP – we want to see you if you have signs or symptoms."

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    SUSANNA REID’S TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO SARAH HARDING ON GMB AFTER GIRLS ALOUD STAR’S TRAGIC DEATH

    SUSANNA Reid and Dr Hilary Jones have paid touching tributes to brave Sarah Harding after the Girls Aloud star's tragic death yesterday.

    The Good Morning Britain presenters urged Brits who have noticed changes in their bodies to go and see a doctor during an emotional chat about the "wonderful" star.

    Dr Hilary said Sarah's diagnosis was "rare" – with just five per cent of breast cancer diagnosed in under 40s.

    "The majority of women who develop it are in their 60s, 70s and beyond, so this is an unusual case," he said.

    "The NHS prioritises cancer treatment, despite the pandemic, which did affect normal services at the beginning particularly. Now cancer is being prioritised. We want to see people who have any suspicious symptoms at all."

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    EXPLAINED: WHEN DID SARAH HARDING TRAGICALLY PASS AWAY?

    On September 5, her mum, Marie, posted on Instagram: “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.

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    DENISE VAN OUTEN LEAVES MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON INSTAGRAM POST FROM SARAH HARDING’S MOTHER

    Denise Van Outen commented on the Instagram post from Sarah Harding’s mother, Marie, announcing her death.

    Van Outen wrote: “This is so heartbreaking. Rest in peace beautiful Sarah. Thinking of you all. Family and friends”.

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    JODIE KIDD’S EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE TO SARAH

    Model and TV star Jodie Kidd wrote: “Heart aches, fly high and shine bright bubba girl x.”

    “I am so so sorry”.

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    DAVINA MCCALL’S TRIBUTE TO ‘HUGELY FUN’ SARAH HARDING

    Former Big Brother host Davina McCall wrote in a tribute to Sarah Harding: “So so sad to hear about Sarah … a star from the get go, hugely fun and outgoing yet also somehow fragile … love to her family and friends.”

    Sarah won Celebrity Big Brother in 2017 and became friends with her following the show.

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    EXPLAINED: WHO IS SARAH HARDING?

    Harding, born in Ascot in Berkshire, rose to fame in 2002 as a contestant on Popstars: The Rivals.

    Girls Aloud was created on the show and the group went on to score the Christmas number one that year with their debut single Sound Of The Underground.

    The band went on to release five studio albums, two of which topped the Official Charts Company rankings.

    In addition to her pop success, Harding enjoyed a varied career in acting and television.

    Some of her early credits include roles in the St Trinian’s films and BBC drama Freefall, opposite Dominic Cooper.

    She also made a guest appearance in Coronation Street as Joni in 2015 and was subsequently invited back to feature in more episodes of the ITV soap.

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    BRAVE SARAH PREVIOUSLY REVEALED HOW SHE CONTRACTED SEPSIS

    Prior to starting chemo, Sarah contracted sepsis after a port was fitted into her chest, leaving her in intensive care.

    She added: “With both my lungs and kidneys failing, doctors decided to put me into an induced coma.

    “Even once I was off the ventilator I couldn’t speak properly. All I could do was make noises a chimpanzee trying to communicate.”

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    PICTURED: SARAH HARDING WINS CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER

    Sarah Harding has tragically passed away following a battle with breast cancer.

    The former Girl Aloud star won Celebrity Big Brother in 2017.

    Here is the pop favourite leaving the house as the winner of the show to rapturous applause.

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    STATEMENT FROM SARAH HARDING’S MOTHER

    Her mum Marie today confirmed the heartbreaking news on Sarah’s Instagram alongside a touching picture of the star.

    She wrote: “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”.

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    SARAH RELEASED HER LAST MUSIC IN MARCH

    In March Sarah released a previously unheard song, Wear It Like Crown, with all proceeds from the sales going toThe Christie NHS Foundation where she had received cancer treatment.

    The song went straight to No1 on iTunes, with Sarah calling her fans the “best in the world”.

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