JADE GOODY 1981-2009
Jade Goody died on March 22, 2009 of cervical cancer. Her valiant struggle with the disease has been captured on film and her story will also be told in an upcoming book. Both of those projects were initiated by Goody when it became obvious that the end was nearing.
The 27 year old, an actress who appeared in several reality shows, allowed the world to share her final days in an effort to ensure the financial security of her two young sons, Bobby and Freddie. She is also survived by her husband Jack Tweed, who she married a month before her death, and her mother Jackiey Budden.
The funeral was held earlier today in Essex, England at St. John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill. Mourners lined the streets to bid farewell to a woman who captured the hearts of her countrymen. A vintage Rolls Royce carried the coffin and was followed by a long cortege. Pall bearers carried the coffin and the release of white doves was part of the ceremony.
More photos and funeral video below.