CONTROVERSIAL British reality TV star Jade Goody has died after a battle with cervical cancer. Goody's distraught mother appeared briefly outside Goody's home with family friend Kevin Adams to tell reporters her daughter had died.
"Jade died at 3.55am (2.55pm AEDT) today and family and friends would like this privacy, at last, for this morning. Thank you,'' Budden, who was still dressed in long, striped pyjama bottoms, said.
Budden, Adams and Goody's husband, 21-year-old model Jack Tweed, had been at the star's side when she died. Her two sons Freddie, four, and Bobby, five, had been staying with their father, Jeff Brazier. A funeral is expected to be held in about 10 days' time.
Like her or love her, Jane's story is one we all share. Cervical cancer kills thousands each year.