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Sarah Harding’s ‘Lovely Spirit’ Remembered As Stars Pay Tribute

Tributes were paid to Sarah Harding following the tragic news of her death.

The Girls Aloud star – who revealed last year she was undergoing cancer treatment – was confirmed to have died at the age of 39 on Sunday.

Since then, a number of her fellow musicians have paid their respects on social media, including Spice Girls singer Geri Horner and presenter Davina McCall, who both met Sarah when she first auditioned for the reality show Popstars: The Rivals.

Rest in peace, Sarah Harding. You will be remembered for the light and joy you brought to the world. x

– Geri Horner (@GeriHalliwell) September 5, 2021

It’s so sad to hear from Sarah … a star from the start, very funny and sociable, but also kind of fragile, … love for her family and friends ❤️ #SarahHarding

– Davina McCall (@ThisisDavina) September 5, 2021

Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole, who is part of the tribute band Gals Aloud, also remembered Sarah’s “beautiful spirit” and described her as someone who “has really proven that you can see the light and the fun in life “.

Rest in peace nice 💔❤️ pic.twitter.com/arsz4Wchso

– Denise Van Outen ️💥 (@denise_vanouten) September 5, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Sarah Harding’s death. What a beautiful girl and a beautiful person she really was. I’m not saying I knew her very well, but I did know how funny and nice she really was. My thoughts are with her family and friends during this time. Sleep well x

– Kym Marsh (@ msm4rsh) September 5, 2021

Words really fail me. Sarah’s beautiful spirit will live on forever!
Girls Aloud, we are fundamental to shaping the person I am today and Sarah has really proven that you can see the light and the fun in life.
I send so much love and support to Sarah’s family! ️
RIP Sarah Harding pic.twitter.com/jHvU30DicX

– Cheryl Hole (@CherylHoleQueen) September 5, 2021

So sad to hear that my wonderful, talented, great friend Sarah Harding has passed away. I send my condolences to her family May they rest in peace You are one of God’s beautiful angel princess You can rest now I will miss you, my dance partner pic.twitter.com/n2MV8rtYp5

– OFFICIAL SANDIBOGLE (@theSandiBogle) September 5, 2021

Sarah Harding So sad, my heart goes out to all of your friends and family and all of your fans ..
Rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/Gg5QPgfb4w

– Martin Kemp (@realmartinkemp) September 5, 2021

💔It’s heartbreaking to hear that Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding has just passed away after a long battle with cancer. The times when we met she was always so lively, such a big, beautiful personality. My deepest condolences and hearts go out to Sarah’s friends, family and band members. pic.twitter.com/3Muq6w1BqL

– Oritsé Williams (@Oritse) September 5, 2021

RIP Sarah Harding x

– Tom Grennan (omTom_Grennan) September 5, 2021

It’s so sad to hear news from Sarah Harding. Such a beautiful woman. This terrible disease has claimed far too many #ripsarah

– Sally Dynevor (@sallydynevor) September 5, 2021

RIP pop music icon Sarah Harding! Strength and love for their friends and family ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pZtj8g5ETY

– JEDWARD (@planetjedward) September 5, 2021

It’s so devastating to hear of Sarah Harding’s death. I pray that she will only know eternal peace and that her family will be comforted in their grief ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0ptNNhvbu5

– Chizzy (@chizzyakudolu) September 5, 2021

What terribly sad news about Sarah Harding. Without their spark, none of this great music would have been the same.

– Peter Robinson (@Popjustice) September 5, 2021

A Cancer Research UK spokesperson also posted on social media, tweeted, “We’re so sorry to hear Sarah Harding died of breast cancer at the age of 39. Our thoughts today are with her family, friends and fans. “

We are very sorry to hear that Sarah Harding died of breast cancer at the age of 39. Our thoughts today are with her family, friends and fans 💜

– Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK) September 5, 2021

Sarah’s mother Marie Hardman confirmed the singer’s death on Sunday and wrote on Instagram that she “got away peacefully this morning”.

“I would 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 that she was loved, ”she said.

“I know she doesn’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a bright shining star and I hope she can be remembered that way instead.”

Sarah first rose to fame as a contestant on the reality show Popstars: The Rivals in 2022 when she, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh were selected to form the girl band Girls Aloud.

During their 10 years in the spotlight, Girls Aloud released five studio albums, scored four UK number one singles and won a Brit Award for their hit The Promise.

When the group went their separate ways in 2013, Sarah embarked on a solo career and pursued acting as well, including a short-lived stint on Coronation Street and in films like Run For Your Wife and St Trinian’s 2.

Fred Duval via Getty ImagesGirls Aloud in the picture 2012

She also appeared on several reality shows including The Jump, Tumble, and Celebrity Big Brother, which she won in 2017.

After Sarah went public with her cancer diagnosis in 2012, Sarah released her autobiography Hear Me Out – named after a Girls Aloud single she co-wrote – and released the one-off single Wear It Like A Crown, the proceeds of which went to The. went to Christie NHS Foundation.

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