As u were dying…’ Denrele relieves moment with Goldie


Six years after the death of songstress Susan Goldie Harvey, popularly called Goldie, cross-dressing act, Denrele Edun, has proved that out of sight is not always out mind.
Denrele was a big friend of Goldie who passed on in Lagos on February 14, 2013, after returning from an international trip. Many believe that she was at the threshold of stardom then and her departure created a gap that some of those who have reigned recently stepped into.
In service of friendship, Denrele’s own way of marking Thursday’s Valentine’s Day was to visit her graveside, where he paid her an emotional tribute.
He noted on his Instagram page, “I wonder what u were thinking as ur life ended.
Did you wonder if ur life mattered? Then let me tell u that it did. That in those few days together u touched my heart with your kindness, ur laughter, ur positive energy. And above all else with ur beautiful, beautiful smile.
“As u were dying, did u wonder if people would remember u? Then let me tell u that I will remember u forever & hold you close in my heart. Morning of the 14th;
I wake after a night of crying, a day of loss, & I have one moment…one beautiful, solitary moment when everything is right in the world because THAT is the moment before the moment when reality crashes into me like one of those displaced trailers in the wrong lane speeding!
“And I’m suddenly awake & without air.
“I started to write about her ystdy, but found myself at such a loss.
For 36 hours, I’ve been struggling to find the right words to describe my friend – to tell you about her, to explain why this loss is so tragic. And, I can’t seem to find them. Any death of someone so young is a tremendous loss, I know.
“GOLDIE was special. Dare I say extraordinary.
How do I describe the most selfless person I know? How do I explain the multitude of ways she made me better, or how she never missed an opportunity to encourage me, tell me she loved me or supported what I was doing? How do I begin to recount the dozens of organizations she helped, the people she inspired, the lives she touched?
“You were a treasure, my friend.
“When I last wrote about GOLDIE, it inspired music from someone. That’s the kind of soul stirring she motivated.
“She was THAT good.
“I am better for having known this beautiful soul. I will always miss her.
“For me GOLDIE was a fiery spark full of love & determination. She was beautiful, smart, challenging, empathetic & encouraging. She always looked to grow; to better herself as a person and a professional. She was aware & spiritual – A great listener with time for friends from al walks of life. She was as selfless as she was determined & left her mark on so many ppl.
“Goodbye my friend. I hope that wherever u are, u finally hv peace in ur heart & soul.

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