Jade Goody

 

 

Age: 27

 

Summary: British dental assistant-turned-reality-TV star whose journey from poverty to celebrity to tragedy became a national soap opera in Britain who gained fame at age 21 in 2002 when she joined the reality TV show Big Brother on which contestants live together for weeks and are constantly filmed, whose loud and brash personality sparked debate about race, class, and celebrity in Britain, who didn't win the show but did earn millions through TV and magazine appearances, an autobiography, a perfume, and a series of exercise videos.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cervical cancer

 

Born: June 5, 1981

 

Died: March 22, 2009

 

Location: Essex, England