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    Default Jade Goody, U.K. reality TV star, dies of cancer

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    LONDON - Jade Goody, a one-time dental assistant whose final days were as closely chronicled in the media as her controversial appearances on reality television, died of cervical cancer on Sunday, her mother said.

    The 27-year-old mother of two, who married her boyfriend in a televised ceremony only last month, died in her sleep at her home in Essex, southeast England.

    "Jade died at 3.55 a.m. this morning," her mother Jackiey Budden told reporters outside the house. "Family and friends would like privacy at last."

    By endlessly poring over every detail of Goody's losing battle with the disease, tabloid newspapers, broadsheets, gossip magazines and broadcasters have been accused of being obsessed with someone who is famous for little more than being famous.

    Even Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been asked to comment on her condition in recent weeks.

    Shot to fame on Big Brother
    Goody shot to fame in 2002 after appearing in Big Brother, a reality show in which people are locked in a house and their every move televised.

    Initially ridiculed for her apparent lack of education -- she thought Saddam Hussein was a boxer and a ferret was a bird -- and criticised for her behaviour to fellow competitors, she gradually won the public over with a straight-talking style.

    She went on to become a regular in gossip magazines, wrote an autobiography and launched her own perfume, but her popularity sank in 2007 after racially charged tirades against Indian housemate Shilpa Shetty in Celebrity Big Brother.

    It was during an appearance on an Indian version of Big Brother in August last year that she learned that she had cervical cancer. She dropped out of the show to return to Britain for treament and later learned the cancer was terminal.

    Goody's decision to die in the public gaze, in order to earn as much money as possible for her two young sons, and to raise awareness of cervical cancer, largely restored her popularity.

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