She was one of the main voices of one of the most successful groups in British pop in recent decades. The information was posted on Instagram by the singer’s mother.
Pop singer Sarah Harding, known for being part of the group Girls Aloud, died this Sunday of breast cancer at 39 years old. The information was provided by the singer’s mother in an Instagram publication.
“It is with deep sadness and heartbreak that I share the news today 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 hard from her diagnosis to her last day. She left peacefully this morning,” wrote Marie, the pop star’s mother. “I would like to thank everyone for your kind support over the past year. It meant the world to Sarah and gave her great strength and comfort in knowing she was loved.”
Harding’s mother also stated that she liked her daughter not to be remembered in these recent times as “fighting this terrible disease”, but rather as “a shining star”.
Sarah Harding made it known in August of last year that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, but that the disease had already spread to other parts of the body. According to the BBC, earlier this year, doctors would have informed the singer that she would hardly live another Christmas.
In March of this year, Sarah published her autobiography, “Hear Me Out”, in a manifesto of trying to encourage other people to go to the doctor and be diagnosed in time.” Covid-19’s confinements, although they may be worried about something,” she wrote in the book, quoted here by Sky News. “As scary as it was to make my diagnosis public, it was the right thing to do, and the amount of support I received was incredible.”
It was her “wild child” personality, her friendliness, and her vocal abilities that helped the group Girls Aloud to become the biggest selling British girl band in the 21st century. Sarah left school early to dedicate herself to a musical career — at the age of three her father, who was a musician, was already taking her to record studios. Initially, I did voices for dance producers, but things changed later. It was in 2002, the decisive year, which was part of the popular program Popstars: The Rivals, by British ITV, from which two groups were formed: a boy band, in this case, One True Voice, and a girl band, Girls Aloud.
At the time, Harding, who was accompanied by Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Tweedy, and Kimberley Walsh, described the stand as “five northern girls with an attitude, very sincere”, cites the Guardian. A few weeks later, success came — they were the first group of girls to debut at number one on the charts.
The biggest hits were the songs Love Machine ( 2004), Something Kinda Ooh (2006), Call the Shots (2007), and The Promise (2008). Girls Around became a bestseller, with its elements — and especially Sarah Harding — channeling the glamor into the live performances that thrilled fans. Four of her five studio albums also ended up in the Top 10.
“It was all I wanted to do,” the singer told The Sun, quoted by the BBC, about the success that the band has achieved. “I’ve always loved being the center of attention and for as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a star.”
The group took a break in 2009 (it officially ended in 2013) when Harding decided to pursue an acting career. She was in the BBC drama “Freefall”, he also appeared in “St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold” or in “Run for Your Wife”. In 2015 he was part of “Coronation Street” and was also part of programs such as “Celebrity Masterchef” and a gymnastics contest “Tumble”. In 2017, she entered the “Celebrity Big Brother” and won.
The rebellion was one of her most characteristic traits and also one of the most lively ones she gave to the group, buts she was the target of the tabloids, especially when it came to Sarah’s novels.
Actor Stephen Dorff, model Calum Best, and Big Brother contestant Chad Johnson were part of her romantic life. The most controversial case happened when Sarah was engaged to DJ Tom Crane — the couple broke up in 2011 and the pop singer went to a rehab center due to depression and alcohol addiction