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Warm and sincere Lucy Kennedy says she felt sick when she found out 'beautiful' Sarah Harding had died

'God it's just so sad and it's so strange as well because when somebody very famous is sick, I always just presume they're going to be okay'

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Sarah Harding died on September 5 (Yui Mok/PA)

Sarah Harding died on September 5 (Yui Mok/PA)

Sarah Harding died on September 5 (Yui Mok/PA)

Lucy Kennedy has revealed how she felt sick when she found out that Sarah Harding, who she described as “a beautiful person", had died. 

The Girls Aloud singer tragically passed away last month at the age of 39 after losing her battle to breast cancer.

Lucy got to know Sarah back in 2017, when she moved in with her for her popular show Living With Lucy.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on his RTÉ Radio 1 Show on Thursday morning, Lucy opened up Sarah’s death for the first time.

Lucy explained: “I never really commented when I was asked to about Sarah because we weren’t friends, I lived with her.

"I'm always very mindful of that, you know, when you see people making a tribute about someone and you think, 'God you got a picture taken with them once, you didn't know them enough.. Who is this for, the person or you?'

"It's like, 'Oh I never knew they were friends', turns out they weren't.

"So with Sarah I just didn't comment because we weren't friends, we lived together for three days, three years ago."

Remembering her time with the singer, the broadcaster said she was a "kind gentle girl".

"What I can say is she was a beautiful person. She was a really nice, vulnerable, kind, gentle girl.

"She just wanted to get married and have babies. We talked about her love life a lot and she was saying that she's always kind of goes for the bad boys and now she wanted to settle down.”

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Lucy added: "God it's just so sad and it's so strange as well because when somebody very famous is sick, I always just presume they're going to be OK.

"I don't know whether because I think that they have the money to get the best cure in the world or because they're invincible.

"So when I heard that she died I was just so surprised. I just presumed she would be OK.

"So like everybody, I just felt sick."

Lucy described Sarah as “warm and sincere” but told how she believes the hardships of fame had “scarred” her.

Lucy explained: “I think like a lot of celebrities, in particular the English celebrities I have lived with, it is a different culture over there.

“They feel like they own you as a person. I saw it with Jade Goody, Kerry Katona, Gemma Collins, you name it, all the English celebrities get it.

“So they are all quite fragile, they are judged and papped. It is a different beast.”

“So Sarah was definitely scarred from her fame, without a shadow of a doubt.

“Ultra-fragile and paranoid, and she was worried whether she looked okay, and she was so pretty.

“Actually, she was somebody I did meet, when she opened the front door and thought, god you are really pretty.

“Her eyes were bright, she had a really smiley face. She was warm, she was lovely. And very sincere.

“I liked her.”

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