We are in shock as news reaching Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji is that Nigerian Singer and former Big Brother Contestant Goldie has just died.
This is the news according to Linda
Just got a call from her best friend and my close friend, Denrele Edun. He told me Goldie died a few minutes ago in his arms at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island. Goldie just came back from the US today he said, and was so full of life, then something went tragically wrong. Will get all the details from him in a bit, he was crying so much and had to switch off his phone. I’m shaking so bad. She and I had a conversation a few days ago while she was in the US. Oh dear Lord. Is this how people die? May her soul rest in peace..Amen.
Update: Goldie’s management has confirmed that she died today, Valentine’s Day the 14th of February 2013. Here is the message released on Twitter and Facebook.
It is with heavy heart that I have to inform you all that Goldie passed this night shortly after arriving Lagos… fb.me/WUoqKbFt
— OLUWAG♥LDIE (@GoldieHarvey) February 14, 2013
Statement from the CEO of Kennis Music, Kenny Ogungbe
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. 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 sudden loss.”
Goldie’s remains has been deposited at the mortuary.