Sarah has died almost a year after she announced she had breast cancer, in August 2020. The star’s mother posted the news on social media, describing her daughter as a “bright shining star”.
Known all over the world for being one of the five women in Girls Aloud, Sarah had a long and successful career as a pop singer.
The star also made an appearance on Big Brother in 2017 and was crowned champion of the show.
But Sarah had a humble childhood and adolescence.
Born and raised in Stockport, she attended the local college to study hair and beauty before working multiple jobs, including as a waitress and a van driver.
In 2003, the pop group released their debut album of the same name and it entered the charts at number two.
Other Girls Aloud singles to have charted at number one include ‘I’ll Stand by You’, ‘Walk This Way’, and ‘The Promise’.
The group achieved seven certified albums and were nominate for five BRIT Awards, winning in Best Single in 2009 for ‘The Promise’.
Not only a talented singer, Sarah tried her hand at acting in 2008, appearing in the low-budget thriller Bad Day.
In 2007, she starred in the British comedy St. Trinian’s, and again in St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold in 2009.
During the same year, Sarah hosted MTV’s Sarah Harding in 24 Hours and even launched a nightclub, Kanaloa, with former boyfriend DJ Tom Crayne.
She also participated in BBC’s Celebrity Master Chef in 2015 and competed in Celebrity Big Brother’s twentieth series in 2017.
The singer was crowned the show’s champion.
In March earlier this year, Sarah released her second solo single, ‘Wear It Like a Crown’, which she had recorded ten years earlier.
The song reached number one on the iTunes chart and all profits went towards a charity of Sarah’s choice.
Additionally, Sarah wrote a memoir, Hear Me Out, which was published earlier this year in March.