Linda Nolan reveals she has chosen funeral song after refusing chemo 'to end life pain-free'

Linda Nolan reveals she has chosen funeral song after refusing chemo 'to end life pain-free'

TERMINALLY ILL Linda Nolan says she has chosen the music for her funeral service after turning down chemotherapy.

Linda, 59, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer after a fall last year, a decade after she was initially treated for the illness.

The Dublin-born entertainer, who found fame with The Nolans in the 1970s, lost her younger sister Bernie to the same disease in 2013.

In an extract from her memoir From My Heart published in The Daily Mirror, Linda revealed one of the songs she wants played at her funeral is 'There You'll Be' by Faith Hill.

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


"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."

The 59-year-old, who recently revealed her cancer is incurable, 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."

The Irishwoman said she would like to "get all my affairs in order" so that her family won't have to make arrangements if she becomes "very poorly".

She continued: "I want to be DNR [Do Not Resuscitate] if it is near the end of my life. And I want to go to a hospice rather than be looked after by one of my brothers and sisters.

“If the cancer spreads and they offer me chemotherapy to give me an extra few months, I would turn it down after what Bernie went through.


“She was a fighter, but the last couple of months of her life were really difficult. She was in terrible pain.

“I’d rather have a couple of months feeling OK instead of the chemo making me feel awful. I want to enjoy the last months of my life to the full.”