Harry Uzoka, a British-Nigerian model has been stabbed to death in London. Uzoka was murdered on Thursday in what has been described as a “robbery gone wrong”.
According to Evening Standard, the 25-year-old British-Nigerian model was “found collapsed on a pavement suffering a knife wound to his chest in west London on Thursday afternoon.” Efforts by paramedics to resuscitate him yielded no result.
The police said two men have been arrested after he was murdered in Old Oak Road, East Acton, at about 16:00 GMT on Thursday.
Several fashion brands and a modelling agency have named the victim as Harry Uzoka.
Friends and fans, including fellow models and a singer, have paid tribute to Uzoka, describing him as an “inspiration to young black men”.
Before his death, Harry’s modelling career had been on the rise. He was signed to Next Models Management, Los Angeles; Uno Model, Madrid and Premier Model Management London.
He was fast becoming the toast of the big brands having featured in campaigns and worked with brands like Zara, Alexander McQueen, British GQ, Levi’s, Dior among others.