Posted on: 09/6/21 at 1:00 pm
Sarah Harding, one of the founding members of the British pop group Girls Aloud, died at the age of 39 years due to breast cancer.
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Sarah’s mother, Marie, announced her daughter’s death in a statement shared to Instagram on Sunday, September 5. “Many of you will know about Sarah’s struggle with cancer and that she fought so hard from her diagnosis to her final day. He slipped away quietly this morning.”
“I know he doesn’t want to be remembered for his fight against this terrible disease. She was a star who shone brightly and I hope she can be remembered in her stead,” added Marie.
In August 2020, Harding announced that she had been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer that had spread to other parts of her body. In March 2021, he revealed that the disease was deadly and he “wouldn’t see Christmas again”.
Sarah Harding and Girls Aloud
Girls Aloud was born from the British singing competition reality show, Popstars: The Rivals. After auditioning for the program and advancing to the finals, she was paired with Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts, and Kimberley Walsh to form Girls Aloud in 2002.
Single the group’s debut, ‘Sound of the Underground’ peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, setting the record for the shortest time between group formation and reaching number one single. All said, they reached four single No. 1 and two albums No. 1. In 2009, their song ‘The Promise’ won the Brit Award for Best British Single.
Girls Aloud went on hiatus in 2009 so the group members could pursue solo projects. They briefly reunited in 2012 to embark on a tour celebrating their 10th anniversary, but they announced their permanent separation the following year.
During the Girls Aloud split and after their split, Sarah Harding pursued a career in acting with roles in the BBC television film Free Fall and in action comedy St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold. He has also appeared on reality shows like Celebrity MasterChef and Celebrity Big Brother.
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Goodbye, Sarah. Rest in peace.
Author, Translator & Editor: Dharma Samyayogi