Popular Nigerian music star Susan 'Goldie' Harvey passed away on Thursday, February 14.
Goldie, an artiste known for her bold fashion moves, reportedly died at a hospital in the Nigerian commercial city of Lagos on Valentine's Day shortly after returning from the United States.
“She was full of life upon her return, but suddenly, something went tragically wrong,” said a source, who added that the artiste died in the arms of her friend and colleague, Channel O presenter Denrele Edun.
“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 Awards,” her music label, Kennis Music, said in a statement.
“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 7:30 pm in the evening,” the statement revealed.
Goldie was a contestant on the wildly popular Big Brother Africa StarGame reality show in 2012.
On the show, she met Kenyan rapper Prezzo, a musician with whom she had a relationship. It is reported that Prezzo was on his way to Nigeria to meet with the singer prior to her death.
Goldie's hit songs include ‘You Know It’, ‘Jawo Jawo’ and 'DTMB (Don’t Touch My Body').
According to her website, Harvey had won numerous awards in Africa, most recently a special recognition at the Top Naija Music Awards. She was working on a new record, "The Africa Invasion Album."
She is survived by a previously unknown husband, her father, step-mother and numerous siblings.