Tributes have been flooding in throughout the day to Jade Goody after she died of cancer in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Floral tributes from members of the public have been mounting at the former Big Brother star’s home in Upshire, Essex, where she passed away.

Mourners began arriving at the house just minutes after news of her death broke.

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who appeared with Jade on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, was among the celebrities to pay tribute.

“I am deeply saddened by the news,” Shetty said in a statement from Mumbai, “but in hindsight glad she is out of pain and passed away peacefully in her sleep.”

Actress Cleo Rocos, who also appeared in 2007’s Celebrity Big Brother with Jade, said that she “lived every second to its fullest exploding point”.

“In a way, when she was criticised, you were criticising her directly, because she wasn’t phoney, she never put up a pretence. She was Jade Goody, like it or lump it, that was her.”