Jade Goody

The life of the late British reality TV star Jade Goody will be memorialized in a stage musical, her former business partner says.

Danny Hayward told BBC News that although a movie about Goody's life has also been suggested, the musical is a more appropriate tribute.

"Her dream as a little girl was to be in a musical, so obviously when she passed away it felt fitting to do something like this," Hayward said. He plans to hold open casting calls for the lead role in the coming weeks.

"Jade was just an ordinary girl and the person who plays her will reflect that," Hayward said. "The most important thing is to give someone a break, just like she got."

Goody rose to notoriety after appearing on the British version of Big Brother. She died at age 27 in March after a battle with cervical cancer.

Hayward is looking for a creative team, but is certain the project will get off the ground.

"It's still in its infant stages, but it's definitely going to happen," he says.