Jade Goody has died after battle with cancer

March 22, 2009

(ChattahBox) — English reality-TV star Jade Goody, has died after her valiant fight with cervical cancer. The 27-year-old former dental assistant turned  celebrity died in her sleep early Sunday at her home in Essex, southeast England, her publicist Max Clifford said.

Goody gained fame initially at 21 in 2002, when she joined the reality television show “Big Brother,” as a highly divisive star, first considered ignorant, but then celebrated as a forthright woman.

She ended up becoming a celebrity, earning millions through television and magazine appearances, an autobiography, a perfume and a series of exercise videos. After being diagnosed with cervical cancer, many empathized with Goody as she underwent surgery and chemotherapy in the public eye, filming part of the experience for another television series.

In February 2009 Goody’s publicist said the cancer had spread to her liver, bowel and groin. Shortly after, a bald and frail Goody, married fiancee Jack Tweed in an elaborate event staged at an elegant countryside hotel outside London. She reportedly sold the photos for more than $1 million. Goody defended being paid for interviews and photo shoots because the money was meant for her sons future.

Goody is survived by Tweed and her two sons Bobby and Freddie, with an ex-boyfriend, television presenter Jeff Brazier. She also is survived by her mother, Jackiey Budden.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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3 Responses to “Jade Goody has died after battle with cancer”

  1. Dental Assistant - UPDATE 3-British reality TV star Jade Goody dies of cancer - Reuters India « Dental Assistant on March 22nd, 2009 9:08 am

    […] Jade Goody has died after battle with cancer – Chattahbox.com(ChattahBox) — English reality-TV star Jade Goody, has died after her valiant fight with cervical cancer. The 27-year-old former dental assistant turned  celebrity died in her sleep early Sunday at her home in Essex, southeast England, her […]

  2. Curly on March 22nd, 2009 12:48 pm

    I thought Gordon Brown didn’t do “celebrity”

  3. coffee maker on March 22nd, 2009 4:58 pm

    judging by the medical aftershock of Goody’s passing, it sounds like she might have inadvertently made a huge difference for cancer prevention in the U.K.

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