WATCH: Noel Gallagher Dedicates Half The World Away To Caroline Aherne At Nashville Gig

4 July 2016, 09:30 | Updated: 3 October 2016, 13:56

Noel Gallagher Plays Half The World Away At Nashvi

The writer, actress and comedian lost her battle with cancer on Saturday, aged 52.

Noel Gallagher dedicated Half The World Away to the Caroline Aherne, who lost her battle to cancer, aged 52, on Saturday (2 July).

Speaking to the crowd at his gig at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Texas, he said:"I'm going to dedicate the following song to a friend of mine who died this afternoon. Her name was Caroline, she used this next song in a very very very brilliant sitcom called The Royle Family. 

"To wherever you are"

Watch it below:

The Oasis man discovered the news about the passing of his friend earlier that day and vowed to sing for her at his gig that night, saying: "RIP Kaz..I shall sing for you tonight. (My god you made us laugh!"


A photo posted by Noel Gallagher (@themightyi) onJul 2, 2016 at 8:35am PDT

The star's publicist, Neil Reading, broke the news on Staurday, saying: "Caroline Aherne has sadly passed away, after a brave battle with cancer.

"The Bafta award-winning writer and comedy actor died earlier today at her home in Timperley, Greater Manchester. She was 52.

"The family ask for privacy at this very sad time."

Aherne is credited with writing and starring in The Royle Family, as well The Fast Show and her own talk show, The Mrs. Merton Show.

Most recently, Aherne was also known for her narration on hit reality show, Gogglebox.

Meanwhile, her ex-husband and Joy Division star, Peter Hook, took to the stage at Hacienda Classical hours after the news of her passing.

The pair married in Las Vegas in 1992, before splitting three years later.

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