Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has become the victim of a cruel online death hoax.
The singer is currently taking a break from the spotlight.
As a result, Sarah’s fans have begun to speculate on her whereabouts.
However, cruel trolls have taken things a step too far by suggesting that Sarah has actually passed away.
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The Sound Of The Underground singer last posted on Instagram in May 2018.
And it’s on this post – a selfie raising awareness for mental health – that the comments have begun to surface.
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It’s thought the last time Sarah was pictured out in public at an event was in March 2018.
She hasn’t used her Twitter account since July 2019.
I hope you’re having a good time up there. RIP.
On it, she informed fans she was “taking a #timeout”.
“Are you still alive?”
Three weeks ago, one fan commented on Sarah’s last Instagram post. They asked: “Are you still alive?”
Another said: “I miss you.”
However, the messages then took a sinister turn.
One troll said: “RIP Sarah Harding.”
They also posted: “Sorry to hear about your death.”
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The same person added: “I hope you’re having a good time up there. RIP.”
The cruel comments came as her ex-boyfriend Chad Johnson spoke about her “disappearance” in an Instagram live chat.
The pair met in the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2017 and embarked on a short long-distance relationship.
“I don’t know where she is”
In a now-deleted Instagram live, Chad was asked by one of his followers if he still spoke to Sarah.
He said: “No, no one talks to Sarah Harding.”
Chad added: “I don’t know where she went. She went off the grid.”
However, the Mirror reports that a friend of Sarah has confirmed the star is alive and well.
It reported a pal had revealed: “She’s fine.”
What the hell has happened to Sarah Harding though where is she ?? Miss her loads being active on here and on tv
— GA2DAYS (@Ga2Days) April 15, 2020
Sorry to hear your dead Sarah Harding RIP
— Sammy (@Sammy30451127) April 3, 2020
RIP Sarah Harding pic.twitter.com/K9vqmzJR96
— CoronaviRuss (@SupermanAlf) April 1, 2020
Sarah shot to fame alongside bandmates Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.
Their band, Girls Aloud, split in 2009.
Sarah then went on to pursue a career as an actress and DJ.
ED! has contacted Sarah’s reps for a comment on this cruel story.
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