Monday, February 21, 2011

Reality TV star Jade Goody dies fighting cancer

Jade Goody, British celebrity, businesswoman and television personality known for Big Brother, aged 27, died in her sleep on in the early hours of 22 March 2009. Her mother Jackiey Budden, husband Jack Tweed and family friend Kevin Adams were by her bedside.

In January 2007, she was a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother. She was accused of racist bullying against Indian actress Shilpa Shetty and calling Shetty as 'Shilpa Poppadom'. Following her eviction from the show, Jade Goody made public apologies and made good relations with Shilpa Shetty.

Jade Goody launched her own fragrance, ‘Shh ... Jade Goody’ through Superdrug in the summer of 2005 and the fragrance became the store's third best selling fragrance behind Kylie Minogue's and Victoria Beckham's.

In August 2008, Jade Goody appeared on the Indian version of Big Brother, Bigg Boss, for a rumoured £100,000 payment and entered the house on 17 August. Two days later, Goody was told about her illness and she withdrew and took a flight to England.

In October 2008, Jade Goody released her new autobiography, “Jade: Catch A Falling Star” and opened her second beauty salon named "Homme Fatel", exclusively for men.Jade Goody was a dental nurse. Her mother, Jackiey Budden, split up with her father when Goody was aged two and brought her up in Bermondsey.

Goody had a relationship with TV presenter and fellow reality television regular Jeff Brazier, the father of her two sons, Bobby Jack Brazier (June 2003) and Freddie Brazier (September 2004). In 2005, Goody had a six month relationship with footballer Ryan Amoo.

Later, she was in a relationship with Jack Tweed (born 1987), who appeared alongside her on Celebrity Big Brother. On 15 February 2009, Goody exchanged rings with Tweed and married him on Sunday 22 February.

On 5 March 2009, Goody requested to be christened from her bed at the Royal Marsden Hospital and on 7 March she and her sons were christened.

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