Jade’s last struggle

Jade Goody pleaded with her mum to put her out of her misery as she lay dying of cancer.

Jackiey Budden, 50, says her daughter asked her to end her pain.

‘She wanted me to put a pillow over her head,’ Jackiey told ITV’s This Morning. ‘I really didn’t want to see her go that way.

‘I thought, I don’t want to have to put a pillow over her head and suffocate her without anyone knowing.

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‘If she was on a machine, we’d have to turn it off, but when you’ve got cancer you don’t have a machine.’

Jade, 27, died in the early hours of 22 March, leaving behind sons Bobby, 5, and Freddie, 4.

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