Sarah Harding’s former manager Hillary Shaw has made a touching tribute to the singer following her tragic death.
Girls Aloud singer Sarah tragically passed away age 39 on Sunday 5 September, following her battle with breast cancer.
Sarah announced her diagnosis in August last year and later revealed in her heartfelt book that doctors said she wouldn’t live to see Christmas.
Following the news of Sarah’s tragic death, tributes to the singer have poured in, including touching messages from her former bandmates Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle.
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Now, the band’s former manager Hillary Shaw penned a touching tribute to Sarah on her management Instagram page.
Hillary posted a throwback photo of herself with Sarah, who looks stunning in a red floral dress.
Making reference to the throwback photo, Hillary wrote in the caption: “Memories of the many good times we shared which I will always remember dearly.
“She was like family and I am devastated & [heartbroken emoji] but I am sure now she is at peace with the Angels & will shine like the [star emoji] she was.”
Hillary is one of many stars who have flooded social media with loving tributes to Sarah after the tragic news.
Katie Price broke her social media silence to share a loving message about Sarah. As she shared a photo of the pair on Loose Women together, Katie wrote in the caption: “I’m devastated to hear my friend, @sarahnicoleharding has passed.
“You were always such a genuine and honest person, I will remember the all laughs we used to have back in the day…I always valued Sarah’s friendship and my thoughts go out to her family and friends.”
While Spice Girls star Geri Horner wrote on Twitter: “Rest in peace, Sarah Harding. You’ll be remembered for the light and joy you brought to the world. X.”
And Popstars: The Rivals judge Louis Walsh said in a statement: “She was always fun and the life and soul of the party.
“Anytime she came to Dublin in the early days we went out to the pod nightclub and would be the last to leave.
“It’s just so unfair, I was hoping she was getting better. She was fun and loved music, dancing and life. I will remember her with great fondness.”
Sarah’s mum Marie shared a statement to announce the heartbreaking news of her death on Sunday 5 September.
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Marie wrote: “It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away
“Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day.
“She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d 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 she was loved.
“I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead. – Marie x”.
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