R.I.P jade <RIPJade3>
|Jaade goodч dies in her sleep :(||3/22/09|
|Jade Goody dies in her sleep|
* Last Updated: March 22. 2009 2:38PM UAE / March 22. 2009 10:38AM GMT
Jade Goody, the former Big Brother housemate, signs copies of her autobiography at a book signing in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 14 2006. Jeff J Mitchell / Getty
LONDON // Jade Goody, a one-time dental assistant whose final days were as closely chronicled in the media as her appearances on reality television, died of cervical cancer early today, British media reported. The 27-year-old mother of two, who married her boyfriend in a televised ceremony only last month, died in her sleep at her home in Essex, south-east England, her publicist Max Clifford said.
By endlessly poring over every detail of Ms Goody?s losing battle with the disease, newspapers, gossip magazines and broadcasters have been accused of being obsessed with someone who is famous for little more than being famous.
Even the UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, has been asked to comment on her condition in recent weeks.
Ms Goody shot to fame in 2002 after appearing in Big Brother, a reality show in which people are locked in a house and their every move televised. Initially ridiculed for her apparent lack of education, she gradually won over the public with her straight-talking style.
She went on to become a regular in gossip magazines, wrote an autobiography and launched her own perfume, but her popularity sank in 2007 because of her racially charged tirades against an Indian housemate in Celebrity Big Brother.
Ms Goody?s decision to die in the public gaze, in order to earn as much money as possible for her two young sons and publicise awareness of cervical cancer, largely restored her popularity.
|Jades going blind :(||3/13/09|
The reality television star, who has weeks to live, fears that she might not be able to see her sons Bobby, aged five, and four-year-old Freddie, unless she is allowed home from hospital soon, it was reported.
Her sight has declined rapidly leaving her with partial vision in only one eye.
Her mother Jackiey Budden has been holding a round-the-clock vigil by her bedside as the 27-year-old's condition deteriorates further.
Jade, who was baptised with her children in the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, west London, at the weekend, wants to be allowed to go to her home in Essex to die.
"Every day Jade is away from the children she knows it's one less day she'll get to spend with them before she dies," a friend told The Sun.
"She is desperate to be close to her sons in her final hours and hates them seeing her in hospital.
"She wants to go home and be surrounded by family and friends, not in a hospital bed.
"Everyone is concentrating on getting the nurses prepared so that she can face the pain at home."
The former Big Brother contestant was diagnosed with cervical cancer last summer while taking part in the Indian version of the programme and the disease has since spread through her body.
She is supporting calls for the age at which women are given smear tests to detect the cancer to be lowered.
|Jade please surrvive this :(||3/13/09|
|Some TV events are events for television. Others are events that are merely on television. That there seemed to be some controversy over which category Living TV's documentaries on Jade Goody, Jade: Bride To Be and Jade: The Wedding, fell into reminds you just how much Jade Goody has always confused public opinion. These were programmes that polarised opinions - just as with everything else Jade Goody has ever done, since Big Brother in 2002, when no one could agree whether she was the gobby, salt-of-the-Earth face of modern working-class Britain or the epitome of the underclass nightmare.|
So now, even as her formerly-fluffy reality show focuses not on her beauty salon, or her perfume launches, but a hasty wedding, and terminal illness, she still prompts unexpected rages in people. Despite her bald head, her glazed eyes, the indisputable fact of her approaching death, there still lingers the suggestion that, somehow, Jade's cancer is less pitiable, simply because she has chosen to carry on with being a reality TV star, cancer and all. Having tumours on Living TV, it seems, is just as unsympathetic an act as smoking 40 cigarettes a day. You are dying in an incorrect manner. And we are, therefore, allowed to find this death less sad. We are, should we wish, excused from empathising.
Those who were inexplicably and consistently angry about the way Jade Goody is ill will be relieved to discover that she has now had her final moments of ?wrongess?. Bride To Be and The Wedding are the last time camera crews will follow a woman whose life has been comprehensively filmed since 2002. This Wednesday, she left hospital for her Essex home, closed the gates on the driveway, turned off the cameras, and prepared to die in private.
Whatever the on- going arguments about what Jade ?represented?, or ?stood for?, these shows did little to resolve them. Over two nights, we saw Jade stand for nothing more than being a very ill woman, trying to do cheerful things with her last days. From the viewer, there could be no knowing cynicism over a mother-of-two with cannulas in her breast, arm and back, sucking morphine lollipops just to get through a dress-fitting.
She discussed her vows with the priest: ?Which is best for me to say about love, ?eternal', or ?everlasting'? Cos I'm dying.?
At sunset, on the day before her wedding, she took a helicopter ride with her bridesmaids, and suddenly burst into tears.
?If I die, I'm going to miss all of this!? she said, with newly minted panic.
In her free Harrods dress, in a ceremony paid for by OK!, she was exhausted and tearful. During the ceremony, she first had to take off her shoes, and then take to a chair, as her husband kneeled beside her. Her children cried through the speeches. The guests included Max Clifford, Richard and Judy, and two Macmillan nurses, with briefcases full of morphine.
The drip in Jade's arm was wrapped in white silk to match her wedding dress.
?Hopefully there will be a miracle, and I'll be here in five years' time for a blessing,? she said during her speech, holding on to the back of the gold-gilt chair for support. Would anyone really be angry if she was, however many cameras were following her?