Jade Goody

Jade Goody

Original Name Jade Cerisa Lorraine
Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 22 Mar 2009 (aged 27)
Upshire, Epping Forest District, Essex, England
Burial Upshire, Epping Forest District, Essex, England
Plot the extension churchyard
Memorial ID 35068723 · View Source
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British Television Personality. She lived the last several years of her life and went thru her terminal illness in front of the camera. Raised in South London amidst addiction and poverty, she had little education and seemed an unlikely candidate for wealth and stardom when she landed a spot on Channel 4's "Big Brother" in 2002. Jade's antics and brash personality made her a hit and a regular on British "reality" television. She was to become a frequent contributor to gossip magazines such as "heat" and "OK" while writing a weekly column for "Now"; a fragrence called "Shh...Jade Goody" became a best seller and in May of 2006 her book "Jade: My Autobiography" was released. Trouble appeared in January 2007 when she was booted-off "Big Brother" under charges of racism toward an Indian guest whom she allegedly called a "dot head", though the guest was later to say she did not perceive the remarks as racist. Stores dropped her perfume and sales of her book and exercise videos fell. Jade appeared on "Big Boss", the Indian-version of "Big Brother", in an effort to rebuild her image while also lending her name to a cookbook called "Christmas Dinner With Jade Goody" and marketing a second fragrence, "Controversial". On August 19, 2008, she received a diagnosis of cervical cancer on live-television; Jade returned to England for treatment and published a second book "Jade: Catch a Falling Star" but on February 4, 2009, it was learned that her disease was terminal. She requested and received baptism and on February 22nd. married her boyfriend Jack Tweed, selling the television rights for a large sum. She explained that in "marketing" her illness and death she was raising money for the future care of her two sons. As a result of Jade's cancer fight playing out in public large numbers of young girls sought cervical cancer screening and England's National Health Service revised its policy on testing for girls under 25.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 21 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35068723
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jade Goody (5 Jun 1981–22 Mar 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35068723, citing St. Thomas Churchyard, Upshire, Epping Forest District, Essex, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .