Yesterday, hundreds of tributes to former Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother star Jade Goody were posted online on what was the sixth anniversary of her death. Controversial Jade died of cervical cancer on March 22nd in 2009 aged just 29.
Her tragic passing left her two young sons Bobby and Freddy to be raised by their father, Jeff Brazier.
Shortly before she passed away, Jade married her fiancé Jack Tweed, and yesterday, he took to Twitter to say, “6 years gone, miss you more each day #jade #RIP.”
Jade’s close friend Amy Brookbanks added this tribute online…
— Amy Brookbanks (@AmyBrookbanks) March 22, 2015
Fans of Jade’s added their tributes on Twitter too, with one writing, “6 years since Jade Goody passed away. Only seems like yesterday. #RIP #JadeGoody”
Another wrote, “#JadeGoody trending six years after her death to cervical cancer, still as important as ever to get regular smears girls.”
And one more commented, “6 years since #JadeGoody died. A v sad & preventable death. Always have your #SmearTest & always be aware of symptoms #RIPJadeGoody”
Jade chose to have her last few months filmed and documented for a fly-on-the-wall series primarily so that she could get the message across that cervical cancer testing is vitally important, and to stress that if a woman suspects there may be something wrong, she should insist on being tested, regardless of her age…
However, it was also so that she could gather together as much money as possible to leave for her young sons, given that she was passionate about their education and wanted them to attend private schools.
Jade first learned that she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer during her time in the Big Brother house in India, where she became a housemate in the wake of the racism scandal that began when she and other housemates were accused of making racist remarks to and about Shilpa Shetty.
Shilpa magnanimously forgave Jade after she made several public apologies, and was among the first to post messages of condolence online when Jade died.
Here’s a reminder of a news report about Jade’s death…