Jade Goody’s Mother Gives Thanks in Final Hours

By: Matt Donnelly / March 21, 2009

As the world waits for the inevitable tragic news that controversial British reality star Jade Goody has passed from terminal cervical cancer, her mother and friend took a moment yesterday to thank their local (and worldwide) public for their support.

Jackiey Budden, mother to the 27-year-old star, walked down to a throng of media and fans at Goody’s London home and praised all for the outpouring of affection.

“I just want to thank the whole public for the support they’ve given Jade and the presents and the flowers and all the support cards,” Budden said.

Goody’s friend and personal trainer Kevin Adams emphasised the stems in the house.

“Jade just says thanks everyone for the flowers and that her house now smells like the Chelsea Flower Show and it brought a smile to her face,” Adams added.

Budden also gave insight as to how the family, including Jade’s young sons Bobby and Freddie, are coping with their approaching loss.

“”Me, Jack [Tweed, Goody's husband] and Kevin are the ones who really are in the house looking after Jade with the nurses. We just break down every three minutes,” Budden said, “…and start being stupid and try to laugh against each other.”