By Jane Nambi
An autopsy carried out on Susan ‘Goldie’ Harvey has revealed the 31 year old died from hypertensive heart disease.
The autopsy report was revealed by the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. According to the autopsy, Nigerian pop star, Goldie Harvey died of ‘hypertensive heart disease’ which triggered “intracerebellar hemorrhage’ leading to her ultimate death.
It was previously assumed that Goldie died from drugs although her husband, Andrew Harvey denied the claims saying she did not use drugs at all. “Goldie never used drugs in the last 10 years I knew her and I was as close as you could get,” he said.
Intracranial hemorrhage occurs within the brain tissue and is caused by brain trauma. Symptoms can include a rise in intracranial pressure which causes a severe headache followed by vomiting. Some patients may go into coma shortly after the symptoms arise.
Kennis Music boss, Mr Kenny Ogungbe said shortly before her death, Goldie complained of a severe headache after landing in the country from the US where she had gone to attend the Grammy Awards.
Goldie Harvey died on Valentines day, February 14th at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos where she was announced dead on arrival. Her death was announced on her Facebook wall which said, “It is with heavy heart that I have to inform you all that Goldie passed this night shortly after arriving Lagos from LA. May her soul rest in the eternal peace of the Lord – Admin!!”