Priest Visits Dying Jade at Home

'Just a matter of when' for reality star in 'coma-like state'
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2009 4:35 PM CDT
Cancer-stricken reality TV star Jade Goody and then-fiance Jack Tweed, right, share a kiss on the driveway of her home in Upshire, southern England on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Radburn/PA Wire)
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(Newser) – A priest visited Jane Goody today as her publicist warned that "it's just a matter of when" for the dying British reality TV star, reports. "She is unconscious a lot of the time, almost in a coma-like state," the rep went on. "She comes round for maybe a few minutes, sometimes just a few seconds and she goes again." Cervical cancer has spread to Goody's brain and other parts of her body.

The cancer-stricken Goody couldn't speak and had trouble breathing last night. Goody's publicist told the Daily Mail that "She has deteriorated, she is very weak," and "was panicking." Goody's sons Bobby and Freddie arrived at her home, but a planned early Mother's Day celebration was canceled due to her deteriorating condition.