Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, 39, who had breast cancer, died on Sunday morning, her mother has said.
Harding, 39, died just over a year after revealing her diagnosis to the public, telling fans on Instagram that she was undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions. She said in August last year that she had been diagnosed and later discovered the cancer had advanced to other parts of her body.
Her mother Marie announced the news on Instagram, alongside a black-and-white photograph of the English singer smiling.
“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,” the post said.
Harding is best known for her role in Girls Aloud, a UK pop group that rose to fame in the early 2000s. In a similar trajectory as UK bands One Direction and Little Mix, the girl group was brought together during a reality talent series on ITV called “Popstars: The Rivals.”