The British Prime Minister today led tributes to Jade Goody from public figures ranging from royalty to celebrities.
Gordon Brown said: “I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Jade Goody’s death.
“She was a courageous woman both in life and death and the whole country have admired her determination to provide a bright future for her children.
“She will be remembered fondly by all who knew her and her family can be extremely proud of the work she has done to raise awareness of cervical cancer which will benefit thousands of women across the UK.
“Every death from cancer is a tragedy and my thoughts go out to her two sons, husband and family at this time.”
Other tributes flooded in from public figures ranging from royalty to celebrities.
Prince Azim, the son of the Sultan of Brunei, struck up an unexpected friendship with Goody which attracted much media attention.
He said: “Jade was a warm and lovely lady. My condolences to Jack and her family.”
The friendship began when he invited Goody and Tweed out to dinner, thinking she would be an interesting person to meet, according to his spokesman.
TV presenter Phillip Schofield commented: “Sad but inevitable news about Jade. A terrible shame. Hope the boys are ok.”