15 February 2013

Nigeria: Songstress, Goldies, Dies After Grammy Trip

A condolence message to Friends and Family of Susan "Goldie" Harvey from Darey and the entire cast and crew of the Love Like A Movie Project. ( Resource: R.I.P. Goldie )

Nigerian female musician and one-time Big Brother Housemate, Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, popularly known as Goldie, died on Thursday night after her return from a trip to witness the Grammy awards in the United States.

She died at Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos, barely few hours after she arrived from Los Angeles, United States of America.

Though medical confirmation of the cause of her death has not been released, Goldie was reportedly rushed to the hospital after she complained of a 'severe' headache. She was confirmed dead on arrival.

Medical sources say her symptoms were consistent with a condition known as Deep Vein Thrombosis which could have been triggered by her extended period of flight within a short space of five days.

DVT usually is a blood clot which forms in larger veins such as in the thigh. When such clots break free and travel through the blood stream, they can have fatal consequences especially if they clog up veins leading to the heart, lungs or the brain.

Keke Ogungbe, the President of Kennis Music under whose label she is signed, confirmed the death of the songstress in a statement this morning. "On behalf of Kennis Music, I'm sad to officially confirm the shocking and untimely passage of Nigeria's pop star, Goldie Harvey. With a deep sense of loss, we announce the shocking death of our darling music star, Goldie Harvey. Goldie, 31, died on Thursday after she complained of a severe headache at her Park View residence shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Award.

"She was rushed to her official hospital, Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival. We consider this period a gloomy moment for us and the entire Nigerian music industry in view of the circumstance Goldie passed away, the abundance of talent she has exhibited in her but eventful music career and the various opportunities her trip to the United States of America would have availed her. She is survived by her father, step- mother, brothers and sisters."

The remains of Goldie, who hails from Ekiti State have been deposited at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital mortuary.

In her music career, Goldie received 10 awards, including Exquisite Lady of the year, Best Female Artiste award and City People Best Female Artiste of the year.

Goldie became the final celebrity to exit the BBA7 star game house in 2012 as the 3rd runner up.

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