Sarah Harding, ‘a bright shining star’: her best songs and memorable roles
The pop singer and TV personality Sarah Harding, who had 21 UK Top 10 singles as a member of Girls Aloud, has died aged 39 from breast cancer. In August 2020, Harding announced that she had been diagnosed with the disease and was receiving chemotherapy.
In a post on Instagram, Harding’s mother Marie said: ‘It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away.’
With Harding bringing an endearingly hedonistic edge as well as channelling the glamour of 1960s girl groups, Girls Aloud became one of the UK’s most successful music acts of the early 21st century, with four of their five studio albums also going Top 10.
Sarah Harding, singer with Girls Aloud, dies aged 39 from breast cancer