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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