AFP, published on Sunday September 05, 2021 at 4:25 p.m.

Ex-singer of British pop group Girls Aloud, Sarah Harding, died of cancer at the age of 39, her mother announced on Sunday.

The singer of this group, formed in 2002 on ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals, revealed last year that she was suffering from breast cancer. The disease had spread to other parts of his body.

“It is with deep sorrow that I share the news today that my beautiful daughter Sarah has unfortunately passed away,” her mother Marie announced on Instagram.

“Many of you know Sarah’s battle with cancer and know that she fought really hard from her diagnosis until her last day. She left peacefully this morning,” she said, a message accompanied by a black and white photo of the thirty-something, smiling.

Composed of five young girls, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Tweedy and Kimberley Walsh, Girls Aloud enjoyed success for a decade until the band split in 2013.

Their debut hit, “Sound Of The Underground” ranked number 1 in the UK at Christmas 2002, remaining at the top for four weeks. Three other songs by the group – “I’ll Stand By You” (2004), “Walk This Way vs Sugababes” (2007), and “The Promise” (2008) – topped the singles sales at the top. UK.

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