Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has died aged 39
The singer who went to Stockport College attended several talent search shows like ‘The Fame Academy’ and ‘Popstars’.
It wasn’t an easy route for Sarah though having to go up against thousands of people in the contests, the same for other band members at the time who also were picked to be in the band such as Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.
Girls Aloud was a massive success with the first ever single hitting the number one spot called ‘Sound of the underground’ they went on to make the first album also called Sound of the underground in 2003, many hits came from this album like ‘I’ll stand by you and Walk this way, the album went platinum.
The band went on to sell over 4 million albums in the UK.
Sarah also appeared on some guest shows and her own show called MTV’s Sarah Harding in 24Hrs, she appeared on soap operas and even was a model.
And then in 2020 she announced that she had breast cancer and said via a social media channel she would not see another Christmas.
On 5 September Sarah Harding sadly passed away, confirmed on Instagram by her mother Marie: “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 a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead.”