Belfast Telegraph

I've planned my funeral: cancer-hit Linda Nolan

By Lucy Mapstone

Linda Nolan has said she has chosen the songs she wants played at her funeral after being diagnosed with cancer last year for a second time.

The former singer and entertainer, who found fame with The Nolans in the 1970s, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer after a fall last year.

Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was taking part in a panto run at Belfast's Opera House in 2005.

Nolan (59) said, in an extract from her memoir From My Heart and published in The Daily Mirror, that she is preparing for her funeral and that one of the songs she wants is There You'll Be by Faith Hill.

"The words couldn't be more fitting for the moment when I'll finally be going to meet Brian again," she said, referring to her husband Brian Hudson, who died in 2007 from skin cancer.

She explained: "It's the song we played at his funeral. The song we'd jokingly rowed about years earlier as to which of us would have it at our funeral.

"A row in the days when we thought dying was a million miles away. Goodness, how things have changed."

Nolan, who has previously said her cancer is not curable, added: "And there's a Neil Sedaka song too, Our Last Song Together.

"It's beautiful and by then it really will be our last song with my wonderful family."

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