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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Read Goldie's Autopsy Report

              Photo: As we move forward to national and international newspaper headlines, Tolu has an update on entertainer Goldie's death. 

Kennis Music has apparently released the cause of death of the singer. The official autopsy reports from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja have revealed that Goldie Harvey, who died on February 14th 2013, suffered intracerebral hemorrhage caused by an underlying Hypertensive Heart Disease.

The autopsy carried out February 19, was  signed by Dr. O.O Oyewole of the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine. 

The burial arrangement for the former Big Brother Africa house mate will be announced by the family.

Goldie died on Valentine’s Day shortly after she returned from Los Angeles, United States where she attended the 55th Grammy Awards.

Intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when a diseased blood vessel within the brain bursts, allowing blood to leak inside the brain. (The name means within the cerebrum or brain). The sudden increase in pressure within the brain can cause damage to the brain cells surrounding the blood. If the amount of blood increases rapidly, the sudden buildup in pressure can lead to unconsciousness or death. Intracerebral hemorrhage usually occurs in selected parts of the brain, including the basal ganglia, cerebellum, brain stem, or cortex.

The most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage is high blood pressure (hypertension). Since high blood pressure by itself often causes no symptoms, many people with intracranial hemorrhage are not aware that they have high blood pressure, or that it needs to be treated. Less common causes of intracerebral hemorrhage include trauma, infections, tumors, blood clotting deficiencies, and abnormalities in blood vessels. (such as arteriovenous malformations). V



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The Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, in an autopsy on late Nigerian pop star, Goldie Harvey, revealed that the musician died of ‘hypertensive heart disease’ which triggered  “intracerebellar haemorrhage.’

According to a statement from the late singer’s music label, Kennis Music, the autopsy was signed by Dr. O.O Oyewole and has put paid to speculations that the musician died of doping complications, a suggestion her widower, Andrew Harvey, vehemently denied insisting that Goldie was never into drugs for all the years he knew her.
“Goldie never used drugs in the last 10 years I knew her and I was as close as you could get,” he said.
According to Wikipedia, intracerebral hemorrhage, ICH is a subtype of intracranial hemorrhage that occurs within the brain tissue itself. Intracerebral hemorrhage can be caused by brain trauma, Non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage is a spontaneous bleeding into the brain tissue.
Symptoms include a rise in intracranial pressure which causes a severe headache followed by vomiting. Some patients may go into coma shortly after the symptoms arise.
It would be recalled that a statement from Kennis Music boss Mr Kenny Ogungbe after Goldie died clearly stated that she complained of a severe headache shortly after arriving the country from the US where she went to see the Grammys.
Hypertension, Diabetes, Menopause, cigarette smoking, Alcoholic drinks are amongst some of the causes of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Only a hand full of her closest pals may have known she was hypertensive. Goldie played a power woman in her short life as an artiste; she tried to hide all of her weaknesses.
The musician, who was a contestant at the last Big Brother Africa reality show passed away at Reddington Hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos on February 14.
She reportedly returned from the U.S. the previous day before suddenly falling ill and taken to the hospital where she died.
Hypertension at age 30?????

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