Accomplished Nigerian-British Model, Harry Uzoka, Has Died
In a "robbery gone wrong," the 25-year-old model was tragically stabbed to death in West London Thursday.
Harry Uzoka, a Nigerian-British model who has been making a mark internationally in the modeling world, was stabbed to death in West London in what police describe as a "robbery gone wrong" Thursday.
The Evening Standard reports Uzoka was found "collapsed on a pavement suffering a knife wound to his chest." Reports say he stumbled through a nearby estate before falling to the ground in front of horrified passers-by in East Acton.
Paramedics tried to save him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
"This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death," Met Police Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi, says to IBTimes UK. Kofi adds that two men, aged 27 and 28, were arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.
"We have made two arrests and continue to pursue a number of lines of inquiry," he says.
Uzoka was represented by Premier Model Management. He was 25.
This news has sent shockwaves of sadness around the world, as Uzoka was just getting started to reach his full potential. Condolences have been pouring in since morning on social media, where we learn he was a beautiful person—in and out.
Harry Uzoka was an absolute icon. He became a household name in the modelling industry, he set the bar for British… https://t.co/8Canc9Vp3k— THE PYBW (@THE PYBW) 1515762980.0
Rest in Peace Harry Uzoka, I used to look up to this guy man, shit doesn’t even make sense— 👤 (@👤) 1515762860.0
My heart goes out to Harry Uzoka family losing someone to knife crime is devastating man— Young Dirty Sprite (@Young Dirty Sprite) 1515762782.0
This news about Harry Uzoka has spun me on a next level. God. His future was too bright and was an established mode… https://t.co/SsmtaQpsxf— #LoveInTheCity (@#LoveInTheCity) 1515763784.0
just read about the murder of Harry Uzoka. SHOCKED. i met him various times and thought he was always so cool. my h… https://t.co/zf0JwaAIPp— MNEK (@MNEK) 1515769265.0
@HarryUzoka Still feels like yesterday when I walked past a poster of his and smiled, like "yes, he's doing great things"...I'm just.. wow.— Oloni (@Oloni) 1515761216.0
Harry Uzoka was amongst the first young African models that stood out to me. It amazed me to see a young African ma… https://t.co/50YaAO7rFD— Itoro Daniel (@Itoro Daniel) 1515765819.0
RIP Harry Uzoka. Your physical and inner beauty will never be forgotten. You paved the way for so many. Rest easy n… https://t.co/kDIKYkmXCa— blackloivsma-a (@blackloivsma-a) 1515765320.0
@HarryUzoka Seriously if this is real, just know the whole of Dagenham is 💔 @HarryUzoka made us all proud and I ju… https://t.co/AMu6caFc1M— Keeks ✨ (@Keeks ✨) 1515762711.0
Harry Uzoka was literally a young icon for black boys in the UK and London. RIP - absolutely shocking news— Lew Bloyce (@Lew Bloyce) 1515763241.0