Tributes have poured in for Sarah Harding following the news that the Girls Aloud is dead aged 39.
The singer’s mum Marie confirmed the sad news on Instagram yesterday (September 5), alongside a shot of her daughter.
Following the post, her fellow Girls Aloud stars Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts have rushed to pay tribute to Sarah.
However, Cheryl has yet to break her silence on Sarah’s death.
Sarah Harding dead: Girls Aloud pay tribute to late star
Nicola Roberts shared throwback pictures from their first single shoot alongside a heartfelt tribute to her friend.
“I’m absolutely devastated and I can’t accept that this day has come. My heart is aching and all day everything we went through together has raced round my mind.
“Especially this last year since her diagnosis, as hard as the year has been, our new memories are strong in my heart.
“There are so many things to say and at first it felt to personal to put them here and then I remembered that there are so many other people grieving her too.
“A part of me or us isn’t here anymore and it’s unthinkable and painful and utterly cruel. She would have loved your messages today ♥️
“Electric girl, you made us. You gave it everything and still with a smile. A white butterfly flew past my window this morning before I knew, it must have been you 🦋,” she concluded.
Nadine and Kimberley’s tribute to Sarah
After hearing the news, Nadine said: “I am absolutely devastated!! I can’t think of words that could possibly express how I feel about this girl & what she means to me!!
“I know so many of you will be feeling this way. For now I’m sending so much love to you!!! ❤️❤️.”
Earlier today (September 6), Kimberley Walsh broke her silence.
She was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead.
She said: “Beautiful Sarah this hurts so bad. To wake up and know that you are really gone is too much to bear.
“Hearing your infectious chuckle was one of my favourite things in the world.
“Your fire burned so bright and you loved, lived and laughed so hard. Sending love and strength to everyone who is grieving today.
“My heart is broken 💔.”
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‘I’m devastated to hear my friend has passed’
Other celebrities to pay tribute include Fearne Cotton, Alan Carr, Katie Price and This Morning chef James Martin.
Furthermore, James Martin shared a touching tribute to his ‘friend” Sarah.
On Instagram, the chef shared: “Thank you for brightening my life. We laughed, we cried, we cooked together and Jesus we drank and I loved every moment. God bless you babe, can’t wait to see you again. RIP my friend.”
Katie Price also posted a message for the star, saying: “I’m devastated to hear my friend, @sarahnicoleharding has passed. You were always such a genuine and honest person, I will remember the all laughs we used to have back in the day…
“I always valued Sarah’s friendship and my thoughts go out to her family and friends.”
A sad day! Such a shining star! Rest in peace beautiful Sarah ❤️❤️❤️
— Alesha Dixon (@AleshaOfficial) September 5, 2021
So so sad to hear about Sarah … a star from the get go , hugely fun and outgoing yet also somehow fragile , … love to her family and friends ❤️ #SarahHarding
— Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) September 5, 2021
Sarah Harding dead: Mum confirms her sad passing
The sad news was announced by Sarah’s mum in a post on Instagram.
Marie penned: “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.”
In addition, it read: “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 bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead.”
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