Jade wanted me to smother her with pillow, claims mother
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Jade Goody asked her mother to smother her with a pillow as she lay dying from cancer, it has been revealed.
The reality TV star died aged 27 on 22 March after a battle with cervical cancer, and spent her final weeks being nursed at home by her husband Jack Tweed and mother Jackiey Budden.
Ms Budden told OK! magazine watching the life slowly ebb from her daughter was “heartbreaking”.
“We watched her slowly disintegrate,” she said. “It was more heartbreaking than just seeing someone die.
“She wasn’t in any pain, but it’s horrible for the people around it.”
As she was dying, Ms Budden said, Goody asked her to help her end her life.
“If she was on a machine we’d have to turn it off, but when you’ve got cancer you don’t have a machine. She wanted me to put a pillow over her head,” she told OK!.
“I really didn’t want to see her go that way.”
Appearing on ITV’s This Morning show yesterday, Ms Budden said she was planning a holiday with close friends to recover after the trauma of her daughter’s illness and death.
“I’m not going away to get drunk or anything like that, I’m just going to chill out,” she said.
“I might have one cocktail on the beach, but I’m taking a gay friend of mine who is in remission at the moment and he knew Jade since she was a baby so she’d love me to take him.
“She’d always say, ‘Mum, look after him’, so I’m going to do that. He had been there for us and he makes me laugh.”
l The full interview appears in this week’s edition of OK! magazine, on sale now.
This article is from The Belfast Telegraph
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin, says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
White and gold or blue and black – what colour is the dress? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: Have you been doing a brilliant job in an admi...
£26,498 - £31,556: Surrey County Council: We are looking for an outgoing, conf...
£50000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you an innovative, senior H...
£20000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client, a very well respect...