POP star Sarah Harding has died aged 39 barely 12 months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Girls Aloud star was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer last August and underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy in a bid to prolong her life.
But the singer's mum Marie today confirmed the heartbreaking news of her daughter's death - saying her "shining star" had "slipped away" after bravely fighting the disease for 12 months.
She wrote: "It's with deep heartbreak that today I'm sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away.
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