THIS WEEK IN 1996: Britpop stars Blur mourn fan’s death

Jodie, third left, with the group and another Blur fan on the night of the Wembley gig
Jodie, third left, with the group and another Blur fan on the night of the Wembley gig
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Pop superstars Blur mourned the loss of a devoted teenage fan from Petersfield who died of cancer.

Jodie Earl , who was 16, died from Hodgkin’s disease after losing an 18-month battle for survival.

Her plight was known to Blur after a Hampshire hospital worker contacted the London pop group through a south coast charity.

Samantha Segolo, 24, a nurse on the Piam Brown children’s cancer ward at Southampton General Hospital, arranged for Jodie to see the band backstage at a Wembley concert in 1995.

Ms Segolo said: ‘I kept it a complete surprise. I told her when we got there and I had never seen such a smile on her face.’

Pictured: Jodie, second left, with the group and another Blur fan on the night of the Wembley gig