Following her sudden death on Valentine’s Day, we remember Nigerian singer and star Goldie Harvey.
Harvey passed away at the Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos after a short illness. The former Big Brother housemate died shortly after returning from the Grammy Awards in the US.
The singer first shot to fame in 2006 when she released her debut album Spin Me. Harvey was a contestant on Big Brother Africa in 2012. While on the show she met and started a relationship with Kenyan star Prezzo.
"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 Awards. 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," the statement posted on Facebook said.
"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.”
According to reports, Harvey’s sudden passing has been attributed to pneumonia. Fans are gathering outside the Lagos hospital where she passed to mourn the star.