In a flower-laden vintage Rolls Royce hearse tracked by a crowd of photographers and a television helicopter, Jade Goody was laid to rest Saturday in much the same style as she had lived as a reality TV star — in the full view of cameras.
She died of cancer March 22 at age 27, shortly after marrying her fiance Jack Tweed in a media extravaganza.
Hundreds of fans and journalists gathered at St. John the Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill where a large television screen was installed by the roadside to relay the service to the public. Her publicist Max Clifford said Goody wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Goody first caught viewers’ attention in 2002 when she appeared in the reality series Big Brother. Goody’s crude language and gaffes — she once asked fellow contestants whether Rio de Janeiro was a person — both repelled and fascinated audiences.