Friends, family and fans of Irish singer Bernie Nolan gathered in Blackpool, England on Wednesday (17Jul13) to attend the tragic star's funeral.
The 52 year old lost her battle with breast cancer on 4 July (13) and to celebrate her life, a memorial was held at the Grant Theatre, where the singer and her siblings performed in their early years as the Nolan Sisters.
Mourners lined the streets to pay their respects and listen to the ceremony via outdoor speakers, as her sister Maureen Nolan read aloud a touching letter from Bernie, which said, "I think I'm worth a little crying but not too much. No one has has had a better life than me."
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Bernie Nolan's family came together to celebrate the late singer's life at a moving service held in her hometown of Blackpool, Lancashire.
Bernie Nolan has been laid to rest.
The late singer - who passed away from breast cancer age 52 earlier this month - was mourned at a funeral service held at the Grand Theatre in her hometown of Blackpool, Lancashire.
Bernie's husband, Steve Doneathy, and her daughter Erin, 14, led the 400 mourners inside the theatre for the service, which had been planned by the singer in the months before her death
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Late Irish star Bernie Nolan left behind a journal full of her happiest memories for her teenage daughter.
The singer lost her battle with breast cancer on 4 July (13) at the age of 52, three years after she was first diagnosed with the disease.
Now her sister Linda has revealed Bernie gave a special notebook to her 14-year-old daughter Erin in her final hours.
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Bernie Nolan is to be laid to rest alongside the ashes of her stillborn daughter in accordance with her final wishes.
The Irish star lost her battle with breast cancer on Thursday (04Jul13) at the age of 52, three years after she was first diagnosed with the disease.
Nolan planned her funeral down to the last detail and the ceremony is to be held at the Grant Theatre in Blackpool, England where the singer and her siblings performed in their early years as the Nolan Sisters.
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The death of the 80s singing sensation was announced yesterday.
Bernie Nolan, part of sister group The Nolans, died yesterday at the age of 52. The singer, who shot to stardom in the late 70s with the album 20 Giant Hits, which peaked at number 3 in the UK charts.
From left to right: Coleen, Bernadette, Linda Nolan pose in front of the BBC Radio 1 Studios in 2012.
Yesterday, it was announced that Bernie died after losing her prolonged battle with cancer. She had been declared clear of breast cancer, after undergoing treatment in 2010, however, just last year, Nolan received the news that the cancer had spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones.
Bernie Nolan's sister Coleen has spoken of her devastation following the singer's death on Thursday (04Jul13).
The Irish star lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 52, three years after she was first diagnosed with the disease.
Nolan died at her home in Surrey, England surrounded by family including her younger sister Coleen, the youngest member of their girl group The Nolans, who has now paid tribute to the late star.
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The Nolans singer Bernie Nolan passed away this morning (04.07.13) aged 52 after losing her battle against breast cancer.
Bernie Nolan has died of cancer aged 52.
The Nolans singer lost her 10-month battle with breast cancer this morning after the disease tragically spread to her liver, bones, brain and lungs.
She leaves behind her husband Steve Doneathy and her 14-year-old daughter Erin.
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Floods of tributes have been pouring in for the likable singer and actress Bernie Nolan.
Bernie Nolan, the actress and former lead singer of The Nolans, has died aged 52 following a long battle with breast cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy and having a mastectomy, Nolan was given the all clear in 2012, though the disease returned months later and spread to her brain, bones, lungs and liver.
"Bernie passed away peacefully this morning with all of her family around her," said a spokesperson for the family, "The entire family are devastated to have lost beloved Bernie, a wonderful wife, adoring mother and loving sister, she is irreplaceable."
Born on 17 October 1960, Nolan grew up in an entertainment troupe of five sisters and two brothers. She turned to acting following 20 years fronting the Irish all-girl group The Nolans, during which time she enjoyed success with hits including I'm In The Mood For Dancing and Don't Make Waves. The former track incorporated a timely disco beat that can still be heard on dance-floors up and down the country today. It featured Bernie's recognisable vocal and would become The Nolan's biggest and best-known hit, reaching No 3 in the UK and topping the charts in Japan, where it sold a monumental 600,000 copies.
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Colleen Nolan, Bernie Nolan, LINDA NOLAN and Maureen Nolan - Bernie Nolan performs with her band and sisters The Nolans on what was to be her last tour in 2009. - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Sunday 1st November 2009
Battling Bernie Nolan has stunned doctors by defying predictions in February (13) that she had just two weeks to live.
The Nolans singer revealed in October (12) the tragic news that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer just two years after she was given the all-clear from the disease.
Her condition deteriorated rapidly in February and medics estimated she had just a fortnight to live, but the brave star has defied their expectations by refusing to give in to the illness.
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Irish singer Bernie Nolan is set to release a book detailing her battle with cancer.
The Nolans star revealed in October (12) she is fighting the disease again, just two years after doctors gave her the all-clear from breast cancer.
The 52 year old has been told by medics she is nearing the end of her life after the cancer spread to her lungs, liver, and bones, and it has now been revealed the singer has been writing about her latest health battle for a new autobiography, entitled Now and Forever.
Continue reading: Bernie Nolan Releasing Autobiography About Cancer Battle
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