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Nigerian singer, reality star Goldie Harvey dies

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Nigerian singer and reality star Goldie Harvey, who appeared on Big Brother Africa in 2012 and gained fame in various African nations, has died at the age of 31, her record label said Friday.

Kennis Music said the singer, known as Goldie, died on Thursday after arriving back in Lagos from the United States, where she had gone "to witness the Grammy Awards."

"With a deep sense of loss, we announce the shocking death of our darling music star, Goldie Harvey," it said.

The statement did not provide a cause of death, but said she had complained of a severe headache and died on the way to the hospital.

The singer had gained fame in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, with her R&B-inflected pop music.

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