Published: 16:54, 19 June 2020
| Updated: 14:32, 24 June 2020
Emotional tributes and heartfelt messages have been shared with a Kent musician who's girlfriend has passed away after a short battle with cancer.
Emma Jane Mulholland, who was just 32, leaves behind two young children with Salves guitarist Laurie Vincent who grew up in Maidstone.
On Instagram Laurie's emotional post said: "My Dolly Legs, you showed me what love means. I will love you forever.
"Sleep tight my queen, we will meet again. Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support, i ask for you to be sensitive and respect our families privacy at this time. I will tell Emma's story but now is not the time.
Emma, who was a former student at Orpington College first became ill in September.
The diagnoses lead to the Kent rock band making the difficult decision to cancel their biggest headline tour to date.
At the time Laurie wrote: "I thought we would be able to cope and I could get through this tour. However, their condition has rapidly deteriorated. I simply cannot leave my family at this time to do this tour."
The couple's youngest daughter, Summer Jane, celebrated her first birthday just two weeks ago.
To mark the special day, on Instagram Emma said: "Happy 1st Birthday to our beautiful baby girl Summer Jane!
"So bittersweet that this is our first and last birthday spent together. In the hardest year of our lives you will never understand the joy you have brought to get us through each day. I love you with all my heart and always will, mummy."
Emma's sister Amy Harding took to social media to share an emotional tribute.
She said: "I turn 30 this Sunday and although you are not here physically, I just know you are and will be by my side for the rest of my life - you have to be.
"I am so angry Boo. So angry that I am going into a new decade without you by my side, so angry that we aren’t able to raise our children side by side and had so little time as mothers together, so angry your Bhudda won’t remember his beautiful Auntie Em, so angry how fast this happened to you, I could go on and on ... but I know better.
"I know you’d only tell me off for feeling that way. Everyone keeps saying ‘your sister was so strong’ but in truth they have no idea really just how strong."
Slaves is a punk duo formed of Mr Vincent and Isaac Holman, a former Hugh Christie pupil who hails from Tunbridge Wells.
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