Friday, February 15, 2013

The cause of Goldie Harvey's Death

The popular singer Goldie Harvey; real name - Susan Oluwabimpe Harvey who has been confirmed dead yesterday night at the Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island may have died of 'Pulmonary Embolism'.

Pulmonary embolism, a serious condition,  is a blood clot in the lungs — usually a piece of a clot that has broken off from one of the leg veins and migrated to the lungs.
Briefly the presenting symptoms of Pulmonary embolism  are usually malaise, chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting and with various combinations.
This process may be initiated by a long automobile ride. While seated in a car there is some compression of veins of the lower extremity particularly the back of the thigh behind the knee. And this leads to injury of the veins and blood clots may form — a piece of which can break off and go to the lungs (pulmonary embolism)

This disorder occurred rarely for short flights but  more common in longer flights. Virtually all clots occurred in people who flew over 5000 km (3100 miles). The longer the distance covered in flight the greater the chance of having a pulmonary embolus.

The greatest incidence occurred in those flying over 10,000km (about 6200 miles) and averaged about 4.7 cases per million passengers.

Pulmonary Embolism occurred primarily in people who simply sat and did not walk about at all. It occur more often in those flying economy class.
SOURCE: Vangard
 Although this is an unconfirmed report but a speculation. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

See Statement from the CEO of Kennis Music, Kenny Ogungbe after the cut.

“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.”