16/01/2012 09:48 GMT | Updated 17/03/2012 05:12 GMT

Cheryl Cole Offers Support To Nadine Coyle After Death Of Friend

Cheryl Cole has offered her support to her Girls Aloud bandmate Nadine Coyle after a friend of the singer passed away.

On hearing the sad news that Nadine had lost her friend Charlene Griffiths - a teacher and athlete in her 20s - Cheryl reached out, tweeting: "I just want you to know I am thinking of you at this sad and tragic time. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. God bless you all. All my love Cheryl xx"

A few hours earlier, Irish star Nadine tweeted: "Today is a very sad day for the family and friends of #CharleneGriffiths So shocked and saddened by this news. Life is so precious. Love..."

She later added: "Devastated @ my friend #CharleneGriffiths passing. God rest her soul, she was taken away far too soon. Her family are an inspiration. Xx"

Nadine, who is based in Los Angeles, has previously said she has little contact with her Girls Aloud bandmates but has denied reports of a feud with Cheryl.

After rumours surfaced the pair had fallen out over comments Nadine had made about the former X Factor star, the Irish singer tweeted: "Not true. Stop using me as the scape goat for lack of stories."