Loud star Sarah Harding has died at the age of 39 after a long battle with cancer.
In an Instagram post, her mother Marie announced her death, calling her “beautiful” daughter “a shining star.”
The caption below Harding’s black and white photo says with a smile: “It is with deep heart that I am sharing the news today that my beautiful daughter Sarah has passed away.
“Many of you will know about Sarah’s battle with cancer and the fact that she fought so hard from her diagnosis until her last day. She slipped calmly this morning.
“I want to thank everyone for their help over the past year.
“It simply came to our notice then. World Sarah and he gave her great strength and comfort to know that she loves.
“I know she wouldn’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a shining star and I hope she will be remembered that way instead – my X.”
The singer revealed last August that she had breast cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body.
In a shocking update earlier this year, Harding said he was told by a doctor that Christmas 2020 might be his last.
In an excerpt from his memoir titled Here Me Out, which appeared in the Times, Harding wrote: “In December my doctor told me that the coming Christmas might be my last.
“I don’t want an accurate diagnosis. I don’t know why anyone wants that.
“It’s important to me now to relax and be as pain free as possible.”
“She’s trying to live and enjoy every second of my life, no matter how long,” Harding said.
He added: “I’m drinking a glass or two of wine during all this, because it helps me relax.
“I’m sure some people may think it’s not a good idea, but I want to try to enjoy myself.
“I’m on one Stage Now I don’t know how many months I have left.
“Who knows, I might surprise everyone, but that’s how I see things.”
Harding said it was “terrible” to make his diagnosis public, but “it was the right thing to do.”
He said the support he received was incredible, adding: “I am filled with beautiful messages from my fans. I am more grateful than words for that.”
Harding made a name for herself as a vocalist for the 2002 ITV Pop Stars: The Revelations.