Jade Goody's ex Jeff Brazier shares heartbreaking tribute 14 years after she died
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Jade Goody's ex Jeff Brazier has shared a heartbreaking tribute to the late star 14 years after she died.
Jade rose to fame when she appeared on the third series of Channel 4's Big Brother, also going on to star in season five of the celebrity spin-off in 2007.
Just a year later, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which was later confirmed to have spread to other areas of her body.
She passed away in March 2009 at the age of just 27, leaving behind her two kids with ex-partner Jeff - sons Bobby and Freddie.
Yesterday (22 March) marked 14 years since her passing, with Jeff taking to Instagram to share a tribute to the mother of his children.
Alongside a photo of Jade with Bobby and Freddie, he wrote: "14 years ago today. Hard not to feel flat.
"The boys losing the most loving and protective mother any child could have hoped for at such a young age will never not feel ridiculously cruel.
"The most charismatic, loyal, inquisitive, adaptable and switched on person I’ve known.
"Her strength lives on in her children and I wanted to take a moment to honour her this evening and share that with you.
"One highlight from today though, I took Fred for a trim at @haychembarbers and shortly after walking in we were greeted by the song 'Rose Garden'.
"Not one you’d expect to hear too often but it was the song Jade sung on Stars In Their Eyes.
"Fred caught the significance and it was a wonderful moment that proves she’s with them all the way."
He finished by saying: "And on we go."
Thousands of people have commented on the post to share their words of support while remembering Jade for her larger-than-life character and as a good mum to their kids.
As said by one: "The love she had for your boys was something else... you’ve done an amazing job Jeff they are a credit to you both."
Another wrote: "I loved Jade, her presence was larger than life and she entertained in a way nobody else had as reality TV grew."
Speaking about their sons, the commenter added: "I see Jade in both of them physically and otherwise - she shines out of them like the beacon of joy she was."
"Absolutely class post to honour her memory, the impact she had on the boys and to remember her," added a third.
"She'll be as proud of you continuing to raise them as you have as much as she's proud of the young men they are becoming.
"Sending best from my family to yours."
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677