Rising British model Harry Uzoka was fatally stabbed to death last Thursday in Acton, London. Uzoka was signed to Premier Model Management, who has represented a slew of superstar models such as Noami Campbell and Claudia Schiffer. One of his latest gigs involved a Mercedes-Benz photoshoot for GQ. The tragic murder of the 25-year-old darling was the result of a failed robbery.
Two men, ages 27 and 28 years old, are currently in police custody on suspicion of Uzoka’s murder. Detective Inspector Beverley Kofi of the Metropolitan Police told Independent, “This is another tragic murder with a young male victim who has met a violent death. We believe there were a number of people involved, but we are still working to establish the circumstances and a possible motive.”
Loved ones of Uzoka including artists, models and brands have voiced their heartfelt tributes on social media.
Our hearts go out to the friends and family of @harryuzoka. Harry has worked closely with us as a model. Harry had a contagious personality- he would light up the room and make everyone on set smile. We will miss him. Rest in Peace, Harry. pic.twitter.com/Q2IvkjlnI2
— G-Star RAW (@GStarRAW) January 12, 2018
— Leomie Anderson (@Leomie_Anderson) January 13, 2018
Rest in Paradise Young King ?? pic.twitter.com/VUdMPpb5Vo
— Jourdan Dunn (@missjourdandunn) January 12, 2018
just read about the murder of Harry Uzoka. SHOCKED. i met him various times and thought he was always so cool. my heart goes out to his family. RIP. ?
— MNEK (@MNEK) January 12, 2018