Black Val: Musicians Mourn as Goldie Takes a Bow

Black Val: Musicians Mourn as Goldie Takes a Bow

Nigeria’s music diva, Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey, popularly known as Goldie, who died Thursday night may have died as a result of Pneumonia - An inflammatory condition of the lung-affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli, according close sources to her.

Black Val: Musicians Mourn as Goldie Takes a Bow

As at yesterday, more facts have continued to emerge as to what killed the song-star while sources close to the departed singer attributed her sudden demise to Pneumonia(an inflammatory condition of the lung-affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli), others alleged that she died as a result of doping complications. She died Thursday night at Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos, and barely few hours after she arrived from Los Angeles, United States of America, where she attended the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony.

It was learnt that Goldie died in the presence of a Lagos-based Goldie entertainer, Denrele Edun, who was in the hospital with her. Report says she started complaining of a terrible headache just before she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. Many of Nigeria’s musicians were taken aback by the songster’s death.

It’s really a sad news —May D

I got the news and it was so shocking to me. I hardly believed it was true. When I first received the news on Thurday’s night, I prayed that it would later turn to lies that she is still alive.But finally, it has been confirmed that the talented singer is gone. It is a big pity.

I’m short of words—Capital FEMI

It is true that Goldie is dead. I really do not want to commend on that fro now. It is a very sad news for us all and I am really bittered. I wonder why she should die now. Such a talent is going to waste now.It is a very big pity to all of us.

I couldont sleep last night—Raskimono

My brother, I dont know what is going on. It is really sad. I couldn’t sleep last night. I was thinking it was one of the rumours we see on blackberry and face-book. I kept thinking every minute yesterday hoping to be called that it is a rumour but, to no avail. Somebody that went for Grammy award, came back,a day after ajust like that. You know, it is really very shocking. I don’t know what to say. When I got the story last night, I thought it was one of those rumours peiople paste on Blackberry. You know people paste a lot of nonsense there.

I’m still in shock—Orits Wiliki

 I am still in shock. I am wanting to hear that it is a rumour. This is one of the things we are talking about in the industry. I refuse to believe that Goldie is no more. Such a huge talent is lost, it is sad indeed.

Early Friday, a lot of Goldie’s fans gathered at Reddington Hospital trying to find out exactly what killed the popular singer. Meanwhile, the management of Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island, Lagos, where Goldie gave up the ghost last Thursday night confirmed that the pop singer was clinically dead on arrival at the hospital despite efforts by its emergency responses staff to resuscitate her. In a statement by the Corporate Affairs Manager of the hospital, Mr. Franklyn Ovbigbabon, the hospital said that the case is being handled by its Coroner’s office to determine the cause of her death.

“Following a high level of media enquiries, the Reddington Hospital confirms that at around 7.30 pm on Thursday, February 14, 2013, a high profile media personality was brought to the Reddington hospital. She was clinically dead on arrival at the hospital. Despite this, emergency responses staff made every effort to resuscitate her.” “The case is now being handled by the Coroner’s office to determine the cause of her death. The hospital offers its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased on this untimely loss of the loved one,”Mr. Ovbigbabon said.

According to reports, Goldie started complaining of a terrible headache just before she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. 

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