This Morning’s medical skilled Dr Uchenna Okoye has sadly handed away after a ‘sudden sickness’ aged 53, leaving her younger daughter and household devastated.
The Beauty Dentist made quite a few appearances on the ITV present, providing recommendation to viewers at dwelling.
A heartbreaking assertion posted on Uchenna’s Instagram stated she had fallen unwell at dwelling on Friday September 15 and died shortly after. No reason behind loss of life has been supplied by her household.
It learn: ‘It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of the a lot liked and revered Beauty Dentist, Dr Uchenna Okoye, who handed away after falling unwell at dwelling on Friday fifteenth September 2023.
‘At the moment, we ask on your prayers for her younger daughter, her household, her workforce of employees at London Smiling Dental Group and her associates who’re all struggling to come back to phrases together with her loss.
RIP: This Morning’s medical skilled Dr Uchenna Okoye sadly handed away after a ‘sudden sickness’ aged 53
The Beauty Dentist made quite a few appearances on the ITV present, providing recommendation to viewers at dwelling. She is pictured right here on Dawn
‘We request that you simply respect Uchenna’s household’s needs for privateness at this very troublesome time.
‘The Uchenna sparkle touched the lives of everybody she met and drew her into stardom on 10 Years Youthful makeover present, adopted by 10 Years Youthful in 10 Days the place her ardour and compassion leaps off the display screen.
‘For the final twenty years, her deep data of dentistry and her unimaginable chair-side method made her the go-to spokeswoman for any dental challenge and a well-liked contributor to radio, TV, and ladies’s shopper press,’ it continued.
Tributes rapidly poured in for the TV common with one fan writing: ‘That’s completely devastating… sending a lot like to her household.’
One other wrote: ‘Am completely heartbroken to learn this. I adored Uchenna. I can’t actually course of this terrible information.’
A 3rd commented: ‘Stunning Uchenna! An trade beacon who rapidly grew to become a buddy to many people. So heat, beneficiant and humorous.
‘Sending condolences to her household and associates.’
One other follower wrote: ‘Devastating information. My love and prayers to her household.
A press release posted on Uchenna’s advised of how she fell unwell at dwelling on September 15 and sadly handed away
‘We are going to all miss your infectious vitality and heat.’
Whereas another person shared: ‘Completely shocked about this devastating information! I nonetheless can’t imagine it.
‘She was the kindest, loveliest one who I knew briefly. Relaxation in peace and my condolences to your loved ones and your little woman.’
The information comes simply days after Holly Willoughby and This Morning led the tributes to visitor Matty Lock after he all of a sudden died aged 19.
Holly and co-presenter Dermot O’Leary paid tribute to a ‘actually distinctive’ and ‘pretty’ member of the studio.
The ‘pleasant’ teenager commonly appeared on the present to evaluate vacuum cleaners, which he had turn out to be obsessive about because the age of two when he obtained his first toy Henry hoover.
The favored teen was additionally a member of the Labour Social gathering and just lately spoke of his pleasure at changing into councillor in his hometown of Maghull, Merseyside.
Sharing the information firstly of Monday’s programme, Dermot stated: ‘One of many This Morning relations Matty Lock – you would possibly bear in mind Matty – sadly handed away this weekend.’
Unhappy information: Holly Willoughby and Dermot O’Leary led an emotional to ‘ a stunning man’ and ‘a lot liked’ member of the workforce Matty Lock
Passing over: Matthew Lock, 19, generally known as Matty sadly handed away all of a sudden on the age of 19
Ardour: Matty had an ‘infectious ardour’ for devices and was fascinated with vacuum cleaners because the age of two
Willoughby added: ‘He was a much-loved member of our workforce who by no means didn’t convey pleasure and extra to our studio with an infectious ardour for devices and know-how. He was actually distinctive.’
O’Leary continued: ‘Yeah, bless him. His love for vacuum cleaners began when he was simply two years outdated when he obtained his first toy Henry.
‘He then went on to turn out to be a politician, a campaigner and a a lot liked member of this present. He is a stunning man.’
‘Matthew shall be missed by all of us right here and we lengthen our deepest condolences to his household. It was extremely unhappy, surprising information to get yesterday’, completed Willoughby.
Matty commonly appeared on This Morning from a younger age, together with on the age of 15 the place he had a section revealing the very best hoovers to purchase that summer time.
Non-public £4,569-a-term day faculty, Service provider Taylors’ Boys’ College, in Crosby, Liverpool, shared his look on the present on its web site on the time.
Matty alongside Holly Willoughby and former presenter Phillip Schofield. He appeared on the present aged 15 in a section reviewing the very best hoovers to purchase
The information of the previous personal schoolboy’s loss of life was confirmed by buddy and Sefton Central Labour MP Invoice Esterson. He wrote on X: ‘Many individuals shall be devastated by the information that @CllrMLock handed away’
Matty final posted on his Fb web page in April the place he spoke of how he had ‘hit the bottom working in delivering for Maghull and residents’ considerations and priorities’ since he had been elected.
On the age of 13 Matty had amassed 150 vacuums as a part of his assortment.
He grew to become fascinated by vacuums aged two when he obtained his first toy Henry. By the age of 5 he was hoovering the household dwelling.
Talking on the time, he stated he was cleansing up by fixing outdated machines and promoting them whereas finishing up repairs on each cleaner in the marketplace.
He stated: ‘I bear in mind in 12 months 4 or 5 having a tough thought take them aside and looking out into make them run, that is when the gathering began.
‘I began discovering machines, getting elements and having the ability to put them collectively to make a brand new vacuum.
‘I grew to become an increasing number of fascinated by getting rarer machines.
‘I like the best way they work and seeing how they are often improved. I like seeing how they’ve superior through the years – totally different machines do totally different jobs.
This Morning stated ‘his household got here to the studio they usually had been so proud that he’d turned a childhood passion right into a profession. We are going to miss him’
‘I get them off eBay or on Fb promoting websites. I discover them in skips and other people have even began leaving them outdoors my again door.
‘A few of the Henrys I’ve are 40 years outdated. I like to repair them but when they’re past restore I’ll make a very good one out of two hoovers.
‘My assortment is usually Henrys and Dysons. I’ve obtained authentic variations that are made out of steel and Bakelite. My assortment is properly into the lots of now.
‘They’re all in my workshop in my backyard which is the place I do all my vacuum repairs.’
He spent round ten hours every week fixing damaged vacuums, and estimated he had mounted round 500 and offered 300 machines.
From the cash he made out of promoting on the mounted machines, he reinvested the money into extra damaged vacuums.
He added: ‘I simply discover it so satisfying getting them from locations like builder’s yards the place they’re filled with plaster – having the ability to clear them up, make them look good and get them as much as a extremely good commonplace.’