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Jade Goody has passed away from cancer at age 27
Jade Goody has died.
The reality TV star, 27, passed away overnight on Saturday after a battle with cancer, her publicist Max Clifford said.
Her mother Jackiey Budden, who was at her side as she died, said: "My beautiful daughter is at peace."
The star died at home at 3.14am on Mother's Day. Her body was taken out of her home shortly before 8am.
Speaking outside the home, Ms Budden said: "Family and friends would like privacy at last."
Family friend, Kevin Adams, who was with Goody when she died, said: "I think she's going to be remembered as a young girl who has, and who will, save an awful lot of lives.
"She was a very, very brave girl and she faced her death in the way she faced her whole life - full on, with a lot of courage."
Former dental nurse Jade shot to fame for her loud mouth and lack of general knowledge as a contestant in the 2002 season of British Channel 4 reality show Big Brother.
On Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, she sparked a major row in Britain and India over her treatment of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty after she was accused of racist bullying towards the Indian star.
Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2008; she learned of her diagnosis while appearing on the Indian version of Big Brother, Bigg Boss.
On February 4 2009 Goody's publicist confirmed her cancer had spread to her liver, bowel and groin. Therefore, the previous estimate of a 40% chance of survival was withdrawn and she underwent treatment to prolong her life.
On February 7 2009, Clifford reported that Goody had undergone emergency surgery in London to remove a tumor on her bowel.
On February 22 2009, Goody married her boyfriend Jack Tweed in a ceremony filled with "laughter and tears". Around 771,000 people watched the ceremony on TV channel Living.
On March 9, Goody and her two sons - Bobby, five, and Freddy, four - were christened in a "very short and emotional service" at the Royal Marsden. The star wanted to be baptized with the boys so that when she dies they will still feel connected to her through Jesus. Her publicist confirmed the ceremony was Goody's last public appearance, and that she had already said her goodbyes to her family.
Jade had been determined to raise as much money as possible for her two sons through media deals. She sold the rights to her wedding exclusively to OK! magazine for a reported six-figure deal and her last days were also filmed by Living TV.