Celebrity TV dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye has died after a “sudden illness”, her representatives have stated.
The 53-year-old starred on makeover present 10 Years Younger and was an everyday contributor on ITV’s This Morning.
Tributes have poured in on social media, with followers writing of their “shock” and disappointment.
Dr Okoye died after a “sudden illness” on Friday, in response to a press release on her Instagram web page.
Her representatives instructed Sky News the mother-of-one was taken sick at house.
They added: “At this time, we ask for your prayers for her young daughter, her family, her team of staff at London Smiling Dental Group and her friends who are all struggling to come to terms with her loss.”
Dr Okoye was a medical knowledgeable on ITV’s This Morning and contributed to a string of different programmes, newspapers and magazines.
She was maybe greatest recognized for showing on 10 Years Younger, which began on Channel 4, and its spin-off present 10 Years Younger 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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According to a web-based profile of Dr Okoye, she certified at Guy’s Hospital in London and was an knowledgeable in beauty dentistry.
She was an honorary clinician at St George’s Hospital in London and medical director of London Smiling Dental Group.
‘Absolute drive of a human being’
10 Years Younger presenter Cherry Healey was amongst these paying tribute.
She wrote on Instagram: “There aren’t really the right words to say how much this absolute force of a human being will be missed and how sad this news is.
“I used to be so lucky to work with Dr Uchenna on @10yearsyounger for a lot of pleased years, and to then received to know her as an exquisite pal.”
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 lady you might want to meet.”