Katie Price recalls ‘all the laughs’ in heartfelt tribute to close pal Sarah Harding

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Katie Price has paid a touching tribute to her friend and former bridesmaid Sarah Harding after it was announced that she had lost her battle with cancer aged 39.

Posting an image of the pair together on Loose Women, Katie, 43, shared her devastation over the loss. She wrote in a caption: "I'm devastated to hear my friend, @sarahnicoleharding has passed.

"You were always such a genuine and honest person, I will remember the all laughs we used to have back in the day…I always valued Sarah's friendship and my thoughts go out to her family and friends."

Katie and Sarah formed a close friendship and Sarah was even a bridesmaid at Katie's wedding to now ex-husband Peter Andre in 2005.

But earlier this year, Katie admitted they had grown apart and urged the Girls Aloud star to get in touch.

Appearing on Steph's Packed Lunch, Katie spoke of her devastation over the death of former Big Brother star Nikki Grahame.

She then went on to share the importance of reaching out to people during lockdown and urged Sarah, who was battling breast cancer at the time, to get in contact with her.

"One of my friends got murdered, she was from Brighton and owned a restaurant. We've lost two people due to COVID, now I've lost Nikki.

"Then I've heard about Sarah Harding, she was my bridesmaid. If Sarah is watching, get in contact, I would love to see you too."

"It's a cruel world sometimes. Cruel things happen to such good people," Katie concluded.

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Sarah's death was announced on her Instagram page by her mum Marie on Sunday 5 September.

Sharing a black-and-white photo of her daughter, she added the caption: "It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away," she wrote.

Marie continued: "Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day.

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"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.

"I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she was a bright shining star and I hope that’s how she can be remembered instead. – Marie x”.

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