Sarah Harding death latest: Girls Aloud star 'didn't care about money & fame' says Chad Johnson in touching tribute

CHERYL Tweedy has broken her silence on Sarah Harding's devastating death, saying "I love you, farewell".

Former Girls Aloud star Sarah died aged 39 on Sunday, after battling breast cancer. She was diagnosed with an advanced form of the disease last August and underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy in a bid to prolong her life.

Heartbroken bandmate Cheryl said today: "Although we knew this day would arrive I am somehow still feeling at a loss for words that our stunning, unique, crazy, quirky, kind and soft-hearted girl has departed.

"As I try to navigate my way through these painfully strange and horribly unfamiliar waves of disbelief & finality I am experiencing, I wanted to extend my condolences to all of our GA fans. We were like an extended family for so long and we know so many of you by name.

"I wanted to make sure you knew just how much your love and continued support meant to Sarah through her most vulnerable times.

"She was so grateful and you really lifted her spirits when she needed you most. I also realise so many will be deeply affected by the circumstances of Sarah’s passing… I am sending you all so much love, I love you Sarah… farewell. Sarah Nicole Harding forever in our hearts."

And Sarah's consultant has told Sky News how she bravely battle the disease after "nursing her for a good length of time".

Dr Sacha Howell said: "It was a very, very sad day – clearly for the family and friends more so – but for myself and the team on the ward who have nursed her a good length of time. We are all extremely sad.

"Pete Waterman's comment was right, there was an element of fragility to Sarah, but she had a real mettle to her as well. She was a really resilient woman, it is such a sad loss."

Read our Sarah Harding blog below for the latest updates…

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: DID SARAH HARDING HAVE CHILDREN?

    Sarah didn’t have any children but always wanted them. On finding out advanced breast cancer, opened up in her heartbreaking book Hear Me Out.

    Sarah said among the “sad thoughts” she’d been having was “the idea that I’ll never have children”.

    She wrote: “That one came to me the other day when I was talking to Cheryl on the phone. I was saying how we never thought Nadine [Coyle] would be the first one of us to have a child, and that now three of them have kids.

    “It might seem odd to worry about not having children when I don’t even know how much of a life I have left, but it’s there. The truth is, even if my prognosis was better, it still wouldn’t be on the cards because of all the chemotherapy I’ve had.

    “That treatment, harsh as it is, will have killed any chance I might have had. It’s making me cry just thinking about it.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SARAH HARDING, 39, ‘WANTED TO BE A MUM’ BEFORE HER TRAGIC DEATH

    Chad, who met Sarah on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017, believes she would have been an amazing mum — and told of his sorrow that she never got to fulfil her wish.

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 34-year-old American said: “Sarah wanted to be a mum but she never got to do that. That feels very sad for me. I always thought Sarah would have been an amazing mum.

    “She had such a motherly vibe, she was very caring towards the people she loved. And she loved children.

    “She would have been obsessed with her kids in the best way. It was just in her nature.”

    Sarah Harding’s dream was to become a mum, her last boyfriend Chad Johnson has revealed

  • Joseph Gamp

    KIMBERLEY WALSH ‘HEARTBROKEN’ BY DEATH OF GIRLS ALOUD BANDMATE SARAH HARDING

    Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has remembered bandmate Sarah Harding as someone who “loved, lived and laughed so hard”, after her death at the age of 39.

    The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body. On Sunday, her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram, saying her “beautiful” daughter was “a bright shining star”.

    Walsh, who joined Harding, Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts in girl band Girls Aloud on TV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, shared a gallery of photos of the pair together.

    She wrote: “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    DEVASTATED SARAH HARDING FANS RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HER MEMORY

    Sarah Harding’s devastated fans have set up a fundraising page in her memory to support the cancer treatment centre that cared for the singer before her death.

    Natasha Young, one of the people behind the page, wrote: “Lets try and raise as much money as we can for The Christie who cared for Sarah in her time of need.”

    She said the fundraiser has the backing of Sarah’s management who called it a “lovely idea”.

    So far it has raised £730.

    Pop star Sarah 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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KIMBERELY WALSH REMEMBERS SARAH AS SOMEONE WHO LOVED, LIVED AND LAUGHED SO HARD’

    Mum-of-three Kimberely Marsh remembered bandmate Sarah as someone who “loved, lived and laughed so hard”.

    Sharing a gallery of photos, she wrote: “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SARAH HARDING’S GIRLS ALOUD BANDMATE KIMBERLEY WALSH SHARES HEARTBREAKING MESSAGE TO FANS AFTER STAR’S DEATH

    SARAH Harding’s Girls Aloud bandmate Kimberley Walsh has shared a heartbreaking message to fans after her death at the age of 39.

    The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body.

    On Sunday, her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram, saying her “beautiful” daughter was “a bright shining star”.

    Kimberley, who joined Harding, Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts in girl band Girls Aloud on TV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, posted a thank you to the group’s fans last night.

    She said: “Just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all your kind messages and all your lovely tributes to Sarah. She would have loved them.

    “To all our fans… you meant the world to Sarah and she never took a single one of you for granted.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHAT DID NICOLA ROBERTS SAY ABOUT SARAH’S DEATH?

    Nicola also shared a series of photos of them together during Girls Aloud’s early years and wrote: “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 …”

    She described Sarah as “Electric girl” and added: “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: HEARTFELT MESSAGES FROM NADINE AND CHERYL IN MEMORY OF GIRLS ALOUD BANDMATE SARAH HARDING

    Nadine posted a photo on Instagram of Sarah smiling broadly and said she was “absolutely devastated” by the news.

    And Cheryl spoke about her “waves of disbelief” adding: “Although we knew this day would arrive I am somehow still feeling at a loss for words that our stunning, unique, crazy, quirky, kind and soft-hearted girl has departed.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SARAH HARDING’S INCREDIBLE FIRST AUDITION FOR GIRLS ALOUD THAT CHANGED HER LIFE AS STAR DIES AGED 39

    The star, whose death aged just 39 was announced by her devastated mum today, appeared as a young wannabe on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.

    Sarah impressed the judging panel performing the Steps song Last Thing on My Mind without so much as a microphone.

    Pete Waterman, who was a judge alongside Geri Halliwell and Louis Walsh, instantly put her through to the next round saying: “You’re going to London.”

    The band, which was assembled by the team of experts, eventually saw Sarah joined by Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SPANDAU BALLET STAR MARTIN KEMP PAYS TRIBUTE TO SARAH

    Former Spandau Ballet member Martin Kemp has tweeted his condolences to Sarah Harding’s family and friends.

    “Sarah Harding so sad, my heart goes out to all your friends and family and all your fans,” he tweeted.

    “Rest in peace!”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SARAH HARDING ‘MISSED GIRLS ALOUD BANDMATES WHO WERE LIKE HER SISTERS’ REVEALS EX CHAD JOHNSON

    Chad, who dated Sarah after meeting on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017, revealed she was so proud of everything she achieved with her Girls Aloud bandmates Cheryl Tweedy, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle.

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 34-year-old American revealed that she would spend hours watching back their videos with him and even her auditions from Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 — where the band was formed.

    They went on to notch four UK No 1 singles and 21 top ten songs before they split in 2013.

    Chad recalls: “Sarah loved to talk about her Girls Aloud girls.

    “She made it clear they were very close friends, which wasn’t surprising given how many years they had been together.

    “I think Sarah really missed the girls. They were like her sisters.

    “They were family.

    “There had been squabbles between a few of them and Sarah would talk about it.

    “But I could read through it. I said to her, ‘You just miss them.’ Yes to her it sounded like some of the girls were saying things about the others but I knew that she just missed them.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SARAH HARDING, 39, ‘WANTED TO BE A MUM’ BEFORE HER TRAGIC DEATH

    Chad, who met Sarah on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017, believes she would have been an amazing mum — and told of his sorrow that she never got to fulfil her wish.

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 34-year-old American said: “Sarah wanted to be a mum but she never got to do that. That feels very sad for me. I always thought Sarah would have been an amazing mum.

    “She had such a motherly vibe, she was very caring towards the people she loved. And she loved children.

    “She would have been obsessed with her kids in the best way. It was just in her nature.”

    Sarah Harding’s dream was to become a mum, her last boyfriend Chad Johnson has revealed

  • Joseph Gamp

    KIMBERLEY WALSH ‘HEARTBROKEN’ BY DEATH OF GIRLS ALOUD BANDMATE SARAH HARDING

    Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has remembered bandmate Sarah Harding as someone who “loved, lived and laughed so hard”, after her death at the age of 39.

    The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body. On Sunday, her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram, saying her “beautiful” daughter was “a bright shining star”.

    Walsh, who joined Harding, Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts in girl band Girls Aloud on TV show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, shared a gallery of photos of the pair together.

    She wrote: “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    CHERYL POSTS IN TRIBUTE OF SARAH HARDING

    CHERYL Tweedy has broken her silence on Sarah Harding’s devastating death, saying “I love you, farewell”.

    The Girls Aloud star, 39, died yesterday following her shock death sentence after being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer.

    Heartbroken Cheryl said today: “Although we knew this day would arrive I am somehow still feeling at a loss for words that our stunning, unique, crazy, quirky, kind and soft hearted girl has departed.

    “As I try to navigate my way through these painfully strange and horribly unfamiliar waves of disbelief & finality I am experiencing, I wanted to extend my condolences to all of our GA fans. We were like an extended family for so long and we know so many of you by name.

    “I wanted to make sure you knew just how much your love and continued support meant to Sarah through her most vulnerable times.

    “She was so grateful and you really lifted her spirits when she needed you most 🙏🏼 I also realise so many will be deeply affected by the circumstances of Sarah’s passing… I am sending you all so much love 💔 I love you Sarah… farewell 🕊

    “Sarah Nicole Harding forever in our hearts.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    SARAH HARDING GUSHED SHE WAS ‘SO SO HAPPY’ AFTER MAKING NUMBER 1 ON ITUNES IN TRAGIC LAST INSTAGRAM POST

    In her final Instagram post in March, the Girls Aloud star thanked her fans, saying she was overwhelmed by their support.

    Sharing the cover image, Sarah wrote: “OMG. I can’t believe it. Number one on iTunes.

    “I’m a bit overwhelmed, but so so happy. Thank you thank you.”

    Tributes have poured in for the singer, whose mum revealed she had “slipped away” after fighting the terrible disease.

  • Joseph Gamp

    NICOLA ROBERTS AND NADINE COYLE ‘DEVASTATED’ FOLLOWING DEATH OF SARAH HARDING

    Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle have said they are “absolutely devastated” by the death of their Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding at the age of 39.

    The singer revealed last August that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body.

    Her mother Marie announced the death on Instagram and described her “beautiful” daughter as “a bright shining star”.

    Roberts shared a series of photos of them together during Girls Aloud’s early years and wrote: “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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: WHO WERE GIRLS ALOUD?

    After Girls Aloud were created in 2002 on ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals, Sarah went on to have a glittering music career with the band.

    The group, who split in 2013, had four No1 singles and 21 UK top ten hits, as well as two No1 albums.

  • Joseph Gamp

    CALUM BEST ‘REMEMBERS THE FUN TIMES AND ADVERTURES’ HE HAD WITH SARAH HARDING

    Reality TV star Calum Best has spoken of the “crazy fun times and adventures” he had with Sarah Harding.

    He said on Twitter: “Jesus this one hits home, so damn sad, so young. I hope u rest In peace Sarah we had some crazy fun times and adventures.

    “U will be so very missed. Sending so much love to ur mom.”

    His post was accompanied by three pictures of him with the former Girls Aloud member.

  • Joseph Gamp

    KIMBERLEY WALSH REVEALS GIRLS ALOUD REUNION IS ON HOLD

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 39-year-old revealed any reunion is on hold saying all of the girls have made their co-star’s health a priority.

    And Kimberley – who is due to give birth to her third child any day now – explained how she, Cheryl, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts have all been getting together to look after their pal.

    It will be 20 years since Girls Aloud burst onto the music scene with their debut hit single, Sound of the Underground.

    But, when asked if there were any plans for a reunion, Kimberley insisted all the girls have made Sarah’s health a priority.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SARAH HARDING’S INCREDIBLE FIRST AUDITION FOR GIRLS ALOUD THAT CHANGED HER LIFE AS STAR DIES AGED 39

    The star, whose death aged just 39 was announced by her devastated mum today, appeared as a young wannabe on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.

    Sarah impressed the judging panel performing the Steps song Last Thing on My Mind without so much as a microphone.

    Pete Waterman, who was a judge alongside Geri Halliwell and Louis Walsh, instantly put her through to the next round saying: “You’re going to London.”

    The band, which was assembled by the team of experts, eventually saw Sarah joined by Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXPLAINED: DID SARAH HARDING HAVE CHILDREN?

    Sarah didn’t have any children but always wanted them. On finding out advanced breast cancer, opened up in her heartbreaking book Hear Me Out.

    Sarah said among the “sad thoughts” she’d been having was “the idea that I’ll never have children”.

    She wrote: “That one came to me the other day when I was talking to Cheryl on the phone. I was saying how we never thought Nadine [Coyle] would be the first one of us to have a child, and that now three of them have kids.

    “It might seem odd to worry about not having children when I don’t even know how much of a life I have left, but it’s there. The truth is, even if my prognosis was better, it still wouldn’t be on the cards because of all the chemotherapy I’ve had.

    “That treatment, harsh as it is, will have killed any chance I might have had. It’s making me cry just thinking about it.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    DEVASTATED SARAH HARDING FANS RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HER MEMORY AFTER HER TRAGIC DEATH AGED 39

    Sarah Harding’s devastated fans have set up a fundraising page in her memory to support the cancer treatment centre that cared for the singer before her death.

    Natasha Young, one of the people behind the page, wrote: “Lets try and raise as much money as we can for The Christie who cared for Sarah in her time of need.”

    She said the fundraiser has the backing of Sarah’s management who called it a “lovely idea”.

    So far it has raised £730.

    Pop star Sarah 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.

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    SARAH HARDING ‘MISSED GIRLS ALOUD BANDMATES WHO WERE LIKE HER SISTERS’ REVEALS EX CHAD JOHNSON

    Chad, who dated Sarah after meeting on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017, revealed she was so proud of everything she achieved with her Girls Aloud bandmates Cheryl Tweedy, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle.

    In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the 34-year-old American revealed that she would spend hours watching back their videos with him and even her auditions from Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 — where the band was formed.

    They went on to notch four UK No 1 singles and 21 top ten songs before they split in 2013.

    Chad recalls: “Sarah loved to talk about her Girls Aloud girls.

    “She made it clear they were very close friends, which wasn’t surprising given how many years they had been together.

    “I think Sarah really missed the girls. They were like her sisters.

    “They were family.

    “There had been squabbles between a few of them and Sarah would talk about it.

    “But I could read through it. I said to her, ‘You just miss them.’ Yes to her it sounded like some of the girls were saying things about the others but I knew that she just missed them.”

  • [email protected]

    DEVASTATED SARAH HARDING FANS RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN HER MEMORY

    Sarah Harding’s devastated fans have set up a fundraising page in her memory to support the cancer treatment centre that cared for the singer before her death.

    Natasha Young, one of the people behind the page, wrote: “Lets try and raise as much money as we can for The Christie who cared for Sarah in her time of need.”

    She said the fundraiser has the backing of Sarah’s management who called it a “lovely idea”.

    So far it has raised £730.

    Pop star Sarah 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.

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    LATEST NEWS ON SARAH’S TRAGIC DEATH

    • Sarah gushed about being ‘so happy’ in her final Instagram post
    • Tributes have poured in from celeb pals led by her famous ex
    • Inside Sarah’s fun-loving life from Girls Aloud glory to reality fame
    • Sarah passed away with her family by her side

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