Pleasure cruise ends in tragedy for visitor

A pleasure cruise for one American visitor and her family today ended in total disaster, as 43-year-old Julie Golden collapsed and died while walking with her husband along Hincks Street, The City.

Barbados TODAY understands that Golden had a history of heart troubles.

Still her death came as a complete shock today and brought to an abrupt end the “adventure of a lifetime” for the Oklahoma resident, who was travelling with her husband. The couple has a 16-year-old daughter.

Julie Golden’s husband (second from left) could not hold back the tears following his wife’s untimely passing.
The tragic scene in The City today following Julie Golden’s sudden death.

Her death also threw a pall over the latest stop over by the Adventure of the Seas, which arrived here this morning from St Lucia on a one day visit. Golden was said to be walking with her husband when she simply collapsed and drew her last breath, also taking shoppers and workers in the City by surprise.

The visitor was pronounced dead on the scene around 9:30 this morning.

A post mortem is to be done on her body to determine the cause of death.

54 Responses to Pleasure cruise ends in tragedy for visitor

  1. Donna Kato
    Donna Kato April 28, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Oh this is so aweful!! God rest her soul and bring peace and comfort to her family! Thank you to the first responders in Barbados for providing much needed support and assistance!

  2. Carolyn Thomas
    Carolyn Thomas April 28, 2017 at 12:57 am

    My condolences to the family at this present moment I pray her family and husband will stay strong

  3. Patranell Callender
    Patranell Callender April 28, 2017 at 1:06 am

    My condolences to her family,truly sad

  4. Pamela Prescod
    Pamela Prescod April 28, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Wow my condolences to the family

  5. Jennifer Browne
    Jennifer Browne April 28, 2017 at 1:10 am

    This is soo sadd, my condolences to her husband daughter and family. may she rest in peace. I hope our little island opens its arms to this gentleman in his time of need.

  6. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett April 28, 2017 at 1:32 am

    May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace. Condolences to her family, friends and the other passengers on the cruise.

  7. Lorraine L Ferguson
    Lorraine L Ferguson April 28, 2017 at 1:54 am

    so sorry for your loss may she RIP

  8. Gillian Best-Callender
    Gillian Best-Callender April 28, 2017 at 2:06 am


  9. Caroline Boxill
    Caroline Boxill April 28, 2017 at 2:08 am

    So sad may she R.i.p

  10. Monica Williams April 28, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Condolences to the family. S I P Julie Golden.

  11. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke April 28, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Rest in eternal peace.

  12. Cheryl Catlyn-Rodriguez
    Cheryl Catlyn-Rodriguez April 28, 2017 at 3:25 am

    So very sorry. R I P. Condolences to the Family.

  13. Roslyn Haynes
    Roslyn Haynes April 28, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Soo sad. My prayers are with this family.

  14. Mhizz Weakness
    Mhizz Weakness April 28, 2017 at 3:43 am

    RIP my condolences to the family

  15. Michelle Watts
    Michelle Watts April 28, 2017 at 3:49 am

    So sad ,condolences to family

  16. Yvette Holder
    Yvette Holder April 28, 2017 at 3:52 am

    R I p

  17. Donna Taylor
    Donna Taylor April 28, 2017 at 3:54 am

    This is very sad.

  18. Sheryl Smith April 28, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Condolences to her family, relatives and friends.

  19. Mardene Pemberton
    Mardene Pemberton April 28, 2017 at 4:27 am


  20. Valerie Knight
    Valerie Knight April 28, 2017 at 5:20 am

    This is life things happen, the first cruise I went on had three incidents, two people collapsed and had to be airlifted to hospital in the first week and a newly married young man died in a bike accident the 2nd week. Condolences to her family.

  21. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott April 28, 2017 at 5:27 am

    No one knows the day or the hour, rest in peace Mrs. Golden and may your soul rise in glory.

  22. Jacque Shepherd
    Jacque Shepherd April 28, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Sincerest condolences to her family and friends may she rest in peace

  23. Zonia Straker
    Zonia Straker April 28, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I’m sorry, my condolences to the family

  24. Zabeeda Alli Abdool
    Zabeeda Alli Abdool April 28, 2017 at 6:03 am

    So sad….my deepest sympathy to you sir…just have faith…God is with you…

  25. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith April 28, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Condolences the family may she Rip

  26. Van Callender April 28, 2017 at 6:23 am

    May the good Lord bless her soul. My sympathy goes out to the family.

  27. Bobbi Singh
    Bobbi Singh April 28, 2017 at 6:29 am

    So heartbreaking…

  28. Loretta Green
    Loretta Green April 28, 2017 at 6:32 am

    So sad…r.i.p and rise in glory…

  29. Cassandra Marshall
    Cassandra Marshall April 28, 2017 at 6:45 am

    My condolences to the family death is never easy

  30. Outside April 28, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Condolences goes out to the family RIP

  31. Marilyn Weekes
    Marilyn Weekes April 28, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Thoughts & prayers for her family & friends

  32. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita April 28, 2017 at 7:00 am

    So so sad condolences to her Families and friends

  33. Rosemary Ellis
    Rosemary Ellis April 28, 2017 at 7:00 am

    So sad may she Rest In Peace!

  34. Rev Joyce Ramsay April 28, 2017 at 7:01 am

    May she rest in peace and rise in glory.My prayers are with the family,

  35. Donna Melissa Bynoe
    Donna Melissa Bynoe April 28, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Did anyone innitiate C.P.R. You can do 30 cheast compressions and get her hubby to do mouth to mouth till ambulance came.

    • Gee Zette
      Gee Zette April 28, 2017 at 7:23 am

      They did say CPR was done but it was no help

  36. Karen Zaremba
    Karen Zaremba April 28, 2017 at 7:28 am

    My condolences. Very sorry for your loss .

  37. Babsi Cake Decorating
    Babsi Cake Decorating April 28, 2017 at 7:28 am


  38. Sandra Beckles
    Sandra Beckles April 28, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Condolences to the family and friends. R I.P.

  39. Susan Noel Forslund
    Susan Noel Forslund April 28, 2017 at 7:44 am

    How sad My heart breaks for him and their family!

  40. Barbara Mccoy
    Barbara Mccoy April 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Damm that’s crazy wow my prayers goes out to them. NYC. Turn it up

  41. Chari Wallin
    Chari Wallin April 28, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Very very sad

  42. Carmen Solomon
    Carmen Solomon April 28, 2017 at 8:21 am

    So sad may her soul rest in peace

  43. Barbara Holford
    Barbara Holford April 28, 2017 at 8:31 am

    So sorry !!! My condolences to u sir n ur family

  44. Niqua Callender
    Niqua Callender April 28, 2017 at 8:31 am

    So sad rip

  45. Ann April 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Soo very sad, it brought tears to my eyes.
    Heartfelt condolences to her family. May she rest in the arms of the Lord Jesus and may God strengthen her family

  46. Betty Maddux April 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    So terribly sorry. Praying for family and friends.

  47. Cynthia April 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    May she rest in peace n fly with the angels

  48. Rick Smith April 28, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    The Goldens are loved by many , Such a Wonderful Family this news is shocking and very Sad , May God watch over you and your Daughter Greg , Sending Prayers and much love from Oklahoma .

  49. Cruise Traveler April 28, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    I’m currently on the ship she was on. May she Rest In Peace. I’ve seen her husband around the ship. So sad. RIP.

  50. Juann hinds April 28, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    So sad that happen in my home prays go out to the goldens family my here sold rest in peace .and she with here father .R.i.p

  51. Marcia Dickenson April 29, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This is so sad. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her husband and family. We were on the same last week

  52. Celestine Lewis April 30, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Sad. R I P may. Like. Shine upon and keep them in perfect peace when these things happen we always ask why but God knows best

  53. Theresa Jones April 30, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Greg, so sorry to hear if Julie’s passing. Such a sweet person. Praying for you and Your daughter. Ron and Theresa Jones


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