FOLLOWING the tragic death of popstar Sarah Harding from cancer over the weekend, we are remembering when she performed in Bradford with Girls Aloud.

Harding, who was just 39 and was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, shot to fame after winning talent show Popstars: The Rivals as a member of Girls Aloud.

The group, made up of Harding, Bradford’s Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle, went on to be on of Britain’s most successful pop groups after winning the show in 2002.

Harding came to Bradford in 2005 with her bandmates to play a benefit concert following the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky, held at Livingstone’s nightclub.

They had been due to play at Party in the Park in Myrtle Park earlier that year, but missed the event.

They played to a packed crowd, performing hits from their first three albums such as Sound of the Underground, Jump and Love Machine and helping to raise money for PC Beshenivsky’s family.

Scores of tributes have been paid to Sarah Harding following her death, from her bandmates and other leading figures in the music industry.

Nicola Roberts said: “I’m absolutely devastated and I can’t accept that this day has come.

“My heart is aching and all day everything we went through together has raced round my mind.”

Nadine Coyle added: “I can’t think of words that could possibly express how I feel about this girl and what she means to me!”

Music mogul and Popstars: The Rivals judge Louis Walsh said: “It’s just sad she has gone too young. She was always fun and the life and soul of the party.

“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.”

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