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Singer Bernie Nolan dies, aged 52

1 of 1 Singer Bernie Nolan has died at the age of 52
Singer Bernie Nolan has died at the age of 52

I'm in the Mood for Dancing singer Bernie Nolan has died at the age of 52, following a battle with breast cancer.

The former lead singer of The Nolans was diagnosed with cancer for the second time last year after previously beating breast cancer in 2010.

A spokesperson 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."

She moved into television playing hairdresser Diane Murray in Brookside from 2000-2002 and joining ITV's police drama The Bill in 2003, as Sergeant Sheelagh Murphy.

Nolan released her autobiography, Now And Forever, earlier this year which topped the best-sellers chart.

Bernie is survived by her husband Steve Doneathy and daughter Erin, 14.

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