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Jade Goody laid to rest

world Updated: Apr 04, 2009 20:08 IST
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Jade Goody lay to rest

The British reality TV star Jade Goody, who lived a short but eventful life in the public eye, was buried on Saturday with thousands of fans attending her last journey.

The 27-year-old was laid to rest after a service at St John Baptist church in Buckhurst Hill in Essex, as per her last wishes.

Her funeral attracted international media attention, with cameramen running along the vintage Rolls Royce carrying her coffin, to capture the one perfect shot of the star's last journey.

The mother of two died on 22 March after losing her seven month long public battle with cervical cancer.

Goody's funeral procession began its journey from her childhood home of Bermondsey in the morning and ended at the St John Baptist church.

The TV star wanted her funeral to be "a celebration of her life" and and true to her words, it was far from a solemn occasion as the crowd stood applauding in the rain when her cortege passed by.

"She will have a big smile on her face when she sees what is going on today," Goody's publicist Clifford told reporters.

"In life she loved being loved and it is pretty clear that this is the overwhelming feeling today," Clifford added.