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  • Dying on the Front Page: Jade Goody (5 June 1981 – 22 March 2009)

    March 22, 2009 @ 11:33 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The death of Jade Goody early this morning is of course an occasion of great sadness. In the words of John Donne, anyone’s death diminishes us. Her decision to leave the stage of life in such a public way helped to heighten awareness of cervical cancer and that is to her credit. (more…)

  • Jade Goody and the Death of Privacy

    February 26, 2009 @ 7:40 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    As a former cancer patient,  now happily in possession of a clean bill of health, I have to say I find the whole Jade Goody melodrama quite disturbing. Obviously one has to feel great human sympathy for someone in her predicament but . . . whatever happened to dignity? (more…)

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