Sarah Hardings heartbroken dad speaks for first time since stars tragic death12/29/2021
Sarah Harding's dad has paid a special tribute to his daughter on Instagram for thefirst time since her tragic death in September this year.
John Hardman has taken to Instagram over the festive break to remember the Girls Aloud singer, who sadly passed away after her battle against cancer.
In his heartfelt Instagram post, he shared a nostalgic picture of Sarah and wrote: "In memory of my beautiful daughter Sarah Harding (Hardman) this Christmas.
"I cherish the moments we had together before and during her illness.
"We all miss her greatly, and we thank her fans for their love and kindness, wishing them and their families a very happy Christmas."
He added: "One can only try to stay safe in such difficult times . Best wishes. JH…"
The pop star tragically passed away in September at the age of 39. She'd been diagnosed with breast cancer in summer 2020.
Her father John was estranged from Sarah for two decades after he had split from Sarah's mum Marie in 2000.
However, from his Instagram tribute he hinted that the father-daughter pair had reconciled before her death.
Reflecting on their relationship, Sarah previously voiced years before how her relationship with her father John was previously non-existent.
She'd also legally changed her surname – removing her dad's surname Hardman.
However, in more recent times, Sarah hinted in her 2021 autobiography 'Hear Me Out' that the pair had reconciled with one another.
She wrote: "My dad John was hugely into music. A talented musician in his own right, he played lead guitar, piano and bass, and he sang too."
"I vividly remember the photo of him and his guitar which was on display at my granny's house."
When Sarah passed in September, her Girls Aloud band mates were the first to pay their tributes on Instagram.
Cheryl wrote on the site: "I am absolutely devastated. I can't think of words that could possibly express how I feel about this girl and what she means to me."
Nicola Roberts shared: "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… a part of me or us isn't here anymore and it's unthinkable and painful and utterly cruel."
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