Celebrities pay tribute to Nolan sister

Celebrities pay tribute to Nolan sister

TV presenter Phillip Schofield, footballer Gary Lineker and actor Dean Gaffney are among the celebrities that have begun to pay tribute to Bernie Nolan, who passed away this morning.

Schofield tweeted shortly after her death was announced this afternoon: “Just heard the very sad news that gorgeous, courageous and inspirational Bernie Nolan has died. Big love to @NolanColeen & all the family x”.

Former Eastenders  star Gafney added: "RIP Bernie Nolan. X."

Bernie, the former lead vocalist of The Nolans, passed away peacefully at her home this morning.

In 2010 she had been told that she was clear of breast cancer but last year doctors discovered it had spread to her brain, lungs, liver and bones.

Read a report on her death here.

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Below are some of the tributes on Twitter from Nolan's fans and celebrities that knew her.