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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.

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Bernie Nolan's three-year cancer fight

Bernie Nolan after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Credit: Empics

Singer Bernie Nolan was first diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2010.

She received the all-clear in 2012 after a mastectomy and extensive chemotherapy.

But later that year her cancer returned, having spread to her bones, brain, liver and lungs.

Her husband Steve finished her memoir Now and Forever in early 2013 when she became too ill to finish the book.

She died peacefully on Thursday morning surrounded by family members, a spokesman said.

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