Brave Jade Goody loses cancer battle

domingo, 22 de marzo de 2009 |

Fans, politicians and celebrities praised Jade Goody's courage after the reality TV star lost her battle with cervical cancer in the early hours of Mother's Day.

The 27-year-old died with her mother Jackiey Budden and husband Jack Tweed at her side at her home in Upshire, Essex.

Ms Budden told reporters: "My beautiful daughter is at peace. Family and friends would like privacy at last."

The father of Goody's two sons, Freddie and Bobby, TV presenter Jeff Brazier, said: "I'm grateful the boys were able to say their goodbyes and spend that precious time with their wonderful mother.

"Bobby and Freddie are my absolute priority and I will be doing everything I can to be their rock and to give them all my love and support to get them through a confusing and upsetting time."

Her publicist and friend Max Clifford said: "She died the way she lived. I think she's going to be remembered as a young girl who has, and who will, save an awful lot of lives. And she faced her death in the way she faced her whole life - full on, with a lot of courage."

Mourners started arriving at the house to pay tribute to Goody within minutes of the news breaking. They left floral tributes at the gates of her home.

Goody's family now faces the task of finalising arrangements for her funeral which friends have said will be a celebration of her life and open to all.

She selected Bermondsey funeral directors, F.A. Albin and Sons and wanted the service to take place at St John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill with facilities to allow fans to hear the service.

Well-wishers will have a chance to pay their respects as the funeral cortege passes through nearby Loughton on its way to a burial site which has yet to be chosen.

Via pressassociation

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