British singer Sarah Harding, who was part of the British pop group Girls Aloud, died at the age of 39. Shes been suffering from breast cancer for some time now.
“With pain in my heart, I share the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has unfortunately passed away,” Hardings mother Marie Hardman writes on Instagram. “Many of you know that Sarah has entered into the fight with cancer, she fought hard from the day she was diagnosed to her last day.” Hardman also writes that her daughter “went peacefully” this morning.
Harding announced last August that she had breast cancer at an advanced stage. In March, her autobiography appeared, in which she wrote that she probably wouldnt make Christmas this year.
Popstars – the Rivals
The singer became known in 2002 for her participation in the British talent show Popstars – the Rivals. The competition included the pop group Girls Aloud, including Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh. In the Netherlands, the group made hits with songs like Sound Of The Underground and Jump.
Girls Aloud broke up in 2013, after which Harding started a solo career.