She passed on yester evening (Valentine’s day) shortly after she arrived from Los angeles where she attended the Grammy Awards.
According to sources from Reddington hospital, where Goldie died last night, the likely cause of her sudden death is pulmonary embolism.
Namdi Nwabasili, who is an On-air personalitywith COOL FM, was at the hospital, a few hours after the news of
Goldie’s death started spreading, and posted these tweets from his handle,
“Now at Reddington with @Joycecoolfm
“Please lord have Mercy! This is Real!
“Goldie we love You! rest in Peace darling!
“Can’t bear to see someone so young and so beautiful lying down on a slab lifeless!
“Reddington hospital! Even the doctor is Crying! So Many Questions! An autopsy wil tell us better!
“Hearing them make mortuary Arrangements…. I have dieddddd! Please Lord this is Real! Have Mercy on her Soul!
“She was brought in at 7:55 DEAD! Pls stop the Fucking Rumours! Reddington hospital was not to blame!”
Meanwhile CEO of Kennis Music, the label Goldie
was signed on, Kenny Ogungbe has this to say about the late singer:
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. She was rushed
from her Park View, Ikoyi, Lagos residence to her official hospital,
Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, where doctors pronounced her dead on
arrival at exactly 7:30pm in the evening.
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
She is known for her hit songs ‘You know it
(Gboko lowo e) ft eLDee; but it was her participation in the Big Brother All Star that turned her into a continental hit, and a household
name in Nigeria and beyond. She was working on an african invasion album before she died...*tears, tears, tears*
She will be dearly missed!