Tributes for Girls Aloud singer, 39, as she passes surrounded by family after cancer battle
EXPLAINED: HOW DID SARAH PASS AWAY?
On August 26, 2020, Sarah made the heartbreaking revelation on Twitter that she has breast cancer and it has advanced to other parts of her body.
She explained that she dismissed a lump on her breast as a cyst during the pandemic, and only went to doctors when her skin began to bruise realising that something was seriously wrong.
She was rushed to hospital with sepsis and a failing kidney and liver, only saved by a medically induced coma.
She posted a photo of herself from her hospital bed and said she is “fighting as hard as I possibly can” and tweeted: “Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a couple of weeks ago I received the devastating news that the cancer has advanced to other parts of my body.
“I’m currently undergoing weekly chemotherapy sessions and I am fighting as hard as I possibly can.”
And on September 5, her mum, Marie, posted on Instagram: “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.”