Jade Goody Funeral Draws Thousands

Apr. 4 2009, Published 12:04 p.m. ET

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The sad real-life drama of reality star Jade Goody came to a close

Saturday with her funeral in Essex.

The 27-year-old drew international attention with her losing battle

against cervical cancer. Even British prime minister Gordon Brown paid

tribute to her.

The Big Brother star married her boyfriend Jack Tweed in February after

announcing that doctors said she had only weeks to live. Saturday, he

fought back tears during a final farewell.

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Her funeral service was held at St John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst

Hill. Thousands of people lined the streets to view the procession with

family and close friends walking behind her coffin for the final few

hundred yards to the church. Inside 350 invited guests attended the


Jade died on mother's day, leaving behind two sons. Her funeral Saturday

re-triggered an outpouring of sentiment for the beloved figure.



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