London (CNN) – Sarah Harding, the singer of the English band Girls Allout, has died at the age of 39 after a long battle with breast cancer.
Harding’s mother Mary confirmed the post on her daughter’s official Instagram account on Sunday.
“I share with you today the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah passed away sadly this morning in silence,” Harding’s mother said in a statement.
She thanked the fans for all the support her daughter received throughout the year.
“It made so much sense to Sarah, it gave her so much strength and comfort to know that she was loved. I know she would never want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease; she is a shining star, I remember that way she can be,” he said.
Harding revealed his discovery in August last year Breast Cancer. He said he receives weekly chemotherapy sessions and does everything he can to fight the disease.
“There’s no easy way to say this, it doesn’t really make sense to write it, but it goes here. Earlier this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer and a few weeks ago I received the devastating news that I had cancer that advanced to other parts of my body,” Sarah wrote at the time.
In March, Harding published the book “Here Me Out”, where he told his story, including his battle with illness.
The women rose to fame on the ITV talent show nearly two decades ago, and received 20 of the top 10 singles in a row in the UK, including “Love Machine,” “Jump” and “The Promise”.