Bernie Nolan dies after battle with cancer

Bernie Nolan pictured at a ball in 2011. Credit: Empics

Bernie Nolan, one of the members of the pop group The Nolans, has died at the age of 52.

A spokesman for the family said: "Bernie passed away peacefully this morning with all of her family around her.

"The entire family are devastated to have lost beloved Bernie, a wonderful wife, adoring mother and loving sister, she is irreplaceable.

"They kindly ask people to respect their privacy at this difficult time."

Bernie Nolan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

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Funeral for singer Bernie Nolan

Mourners at the funeral of Bernie Nolan were told not to cry too much because "no-one has had a better life" than the singer and actress who died of cancer earlier this month.