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