Celeb TV dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye has died after a “sudden sickness”, her representatives have stated.
The 53-year-old starred on makeover present 10 Years Youthful and was a daily contributor on ITV’s This Morning.
Tributes have poured in on social media, with followers writing of their “shock” and unhappiness.
Dr Okoye died after a “sudden sickness” on Friday, in accordance with an announcement on her Instagram web page.
Her representatives informed Sky Information the mother-of-one was taken ailing at dwelling.
They added: “Right now, we ask on your prayers for her younger daughter, her household, her workforce of workers at London Smiling Dental Group and her mates who’re all struggling to return to phrases along with her loss.”
Dr Okoye was a medical skilled on ITV’s This Morning and contributed to a string of different programmes, newspapers and magazines.
She was maybe finest recognized for showing on 10 Years Youthful, which began on Channel 4, and its spin-off present 10 Years Youthful In 10 Days on Channel 5.
She additionally ran two London dental practices and had her personal vary of dental merchandise.
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In response to a web-based profile of Dr Okoye, she certified at Man’s Hospital in London and was an skilled in beauty dentistry.
She was an honorary clinician at St George’s Hospital in London and medical director of London Smiling Dental Group.
‘Absolute pressure of a human being’
10 Years Youthful presenter Cherry Healey was amongst these paying tribute.
She wrote on Instagram: “There aren’t actually the appropriate phrases to say how a lot this absolute pressure of a human being might be missed and the way unhappy this information is.
“I used to be so lucky to work with Dr Uchenna on @10yearsyounger for a lot of glad years, and to then received to know her as a phenomenal good friend.”
She added: “She spoke with such ardour and love for the folks she helped smile once more – and he or she was the warmest, smartest, most enjoyable girl you may want to meet.”