The daily, if not hourly coverage of UK reality star Jade Goody’s inevitable death from cervical cancer is beginning to take on a macabre twist. On the same day that Britain’s OK! magazine published a hideously tacky “tribute issue” to the 27 year old, before she’s actually died (complete with celebrity “pals” talking about her in the past tense), an announcement was made about a cancer diary book coming out about her life.
“It is impossible not to be moved by her heart-warming voice which comes through loud and clear on every page of this last diary. This emotional book tells a fascinating story of our time, a story of a woman who rose to fame as a controversial reality TV star and has now won admiration in the eyes of many for the fortitude with which she is facing terminal cancer,” says Belinda Budge of publisher HarperCollins.
As the book’s not going to come out until after she’s passed, it feels more and more like an entire industry is poised over this poor girl, waiting for her to go. If not only so The Sun can stop its daily barrel-scraping headlines of “Jade’s Last Look At Sunny Fields” and “Jade’s Last Party.” Sad. [Photo: Splash News Online]