Jade Tributes Roll, Funeral Planned

From prime minister to a prince, tributes flood in
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2009 11:47 AM CDT
File photo dated Feb. 19 2009 of Jade Goody leaving her home in a wheelchair in Upshire, England.   (AP Photo / pa, Stefan Rousseau, files)
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(Newser) – Tributes for Jade Goody are pouring in from all corners of the world, and the buildup of flowers outside her Essex home has some comparing her to “a kind of Princess D from the wrong side of the tracks,” the Telegraph reports. Among those mourning the reality TV star were the prime minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Big Brother colleagues, and even a prince.

“She faced her death in the way she faced her whole life—full on, with a lot of courage,” said Goody’s publicist. Her funeral will be no different, the Mirror reports. “It will be very much a Jade Goody Production with Jade doing her own thing her own way,” he said, adding that the service—just like Goody’s life over the past seven years—will be a public celebration.