By Sandra Birungi
Goldie died from Pulmonary Embolism. Nigerian Singer, Goldie who was born Susan Harvey died last night, February 14th after leaving LA after attending the Grammy Awards which took place on Sunday.
According to Wikipedia, pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism).
Goldie was admitted and later died at the Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria at 9:37pm.
Goldie is most recently remembered for he role in Big Brother 8 in which she connected and started a relationship with fellow housemate, Kenyan Rapper, CMB Prezzo. Their on-screen relationship was always on and off filled with tears with a heart broken Goldie or otherwise. Goldie was later evicted and boyfriend, Prezzo remained in the house till the end but emerged the second in the house after South Africa’s Keagan who emerged as the winner.
Prezzo and Goldie resumed their love affair out of Big Brother with the two visiting each other in eachother’s country, a public display of affection. Prezzo has not yet reacted to news that his girlfriend is dead yet. The President of Kennis Music, Keke Ogungbe, in a statement last night confirmed the death of Goldie saying, ““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 shortly after her arrival from the United States where she went to witness the Grammy Award.
We consider this period a gloomy moment for us and the entire Nigerian music industry in view of the circumstance in which she passed away; the abundance of talent she exhibited in her short 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. We deeply sympathise with her family and fans all over the world and very grateful to all and sundry, especially, the vibrant Nigerian media for their concern and prompt reportage. We shall keep everybody informed as events unfold as we are devastated by the sudden loss.”