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Jade Goody’s Final Words

by | 1st, April 2009

JADE Goody: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s post-reality career, with Jade’s last words, Jade’s very last words, Jade’s Butlins plug and Thorpe Park…

The Sun: “Jade’s Last Words”

Of course, we’ve already heard Jade’s last words. Try to think fo these less as Jade’s last words and more as Jade’s first echo; channelled through her book Jade: Remember Me This Way

“I have asked for this book to be made so that when you are older you can remember just how much fun we had together. I thank God that we made the most of all our time together and I treasure the moments we shared. I know that with the help of nanny Jackiey, Jack and daddy Jeff you will turn into fine, upstanding young men.”


:”We had so many wonderful adventures together, from horse-riding and fishing in Wales to camel rides in the desert of Abu Dhabi and water fights at Butlins.”

(Keep going, Max.)

“These are my most precious memories, and this book will be your keepsake so that you will always remember the good times. Some person much wiser than me once said that if you never discovered something you would die for, then you haven’t lived. Well, you are both proof that I have lived. I will love you always. Mummy.”

Daily Star: “Jade’s Very Last Words

The second echo…

“I’m not an effin’ idiot, Jack”

The Sun: “Pals take hubby Jack to fun park”

JADE’S hubby cheered himself up by riding a rollercoaster yesterday. He and a group of seven pals — three of them girls — took a trip to Thorpe Park in Surrey.

Anyone we know?

Jack and his chums — who included glamour girl Lauren Pope, 25 — queued for thrill rides including the Colossus and new attraction Saw.

Lauren Pope, pneumatic breasted Daily Star glamour mo-del, creator of her own brand of hair extensions Hair Rehab London, footballers’ lover and reality TV star emeritus? The new Jade?


Jack Tweed has spoken about Jade Goody’s final moments and how he still hopes to “feel her presence”.

Jade’s last words to Jack were about pineapples – the only food she would eat at the end.

Daily Mirror: “Jade Goody’s grandfather talks about their family’s agony ahead of her funeral”

“I don’t sleep,” sighs John. “So I just sit here and think about Jade. I will grieve for her for ever.”

The silence in his home in Bermondsey, South London is broken only by the ticking of four pendulum clocks, one on each wall of the living room. It’s a sound that only adds to the sombre mood as John shares his grief.

And Melissa Thompson asking questions; and the photographer; and the sound of sun dancing…

“The world is going to be a sadder place without that girl. I was so, so proud of her. Not for what she achieved or for the money she made, but just for being her. For being Jade.”

Last words to Jade:

“It was as if I kissed her, she might wake up,” he says. “So I kissed her a few times and spoke to her, just silly things. I asked her, ‘Why have you left us Jade?’” Looking up to the sky, he adds: “They need her up there. There’s a lot of people want cheering up in heaven. If anyone can do that, it’s our Jade”…

Daily Mail: “The man who hated celebrity: Alfred Wainwright teaches us about the quiet modesty of true talent, By Hunter Davies”

Back in 1985, a little local printing firm called the Westmorland Gazette, based in Kendal, found to its surprise that one of its authors, A. Wainwright, had sold one million copies of his books, Pictorial Guides To The Lakeland Fells…

It’s OK perhaps for Jade Goody, a modern celeb (famous for, er, whatever it was), in whose honour it was also suggested this week that a statue should be erected in her birthplace in Bermondsey.

Personally, I’m all for an AW statue, even though I agree that in his lifetime he would definitely have said ‘No’. He’s not here any more, alas, but that does not mean we cannot celebrate him – or exalt the way he hated celebrity.

And without irony:

• Hunter Davies, authorised biographer of Wainwright (Orion, £8.99), is about to start editing The Wainwright Letters. AW sent hand-written replies to everyone who wrote to him. If you have any of his letters and want them included, contact Hunter Davies c/o Frances Lincoln, 4 Torriano Mews, London NW5 2RZ.

The Plymouth Herald: “City firm to be at star’s funeral”

A SOUTH West security firm has been contracted to keep the paparazzi at bay during reality star Jade Goody’s funeral on Saturday. Eliminate Risk was approached by a contact of PR guru Max Clifford. Its crowd control experts will escort Ms Goody’s cortege from the housing estate where she grew up in Bermondsey, South London to St John’s Church in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, where the funeral is to be held…

They will also escort close family members home from the service and private burial and keep crowds a respectful distance from Ms Goody’s family home during the evening.

Jade Goody is open to offers…

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