This Morning star Dr Uchenna Okoye has died aged 53, it has been confirmed.
The medical expert died on Friday (September 15) following a sudden illness.
Confirming the sad news, her family issued a social media statement.
‘We are heartbroken to announce that Dr Uchenna Okoye sadly passed away after a sudden illness on Friday 15th September 2023,’ they wrote on Instagram.
‘We know many of you will be devastated and shocked to see this post.
‘We ask for your prayers and some privacy at this difficult time. We will be in touch in the coming days.’
Tributes soon flooded the comments section, with Donna Air writing: ‘What ?! No, I’m so confused . How, why .. her daughter!! 💔💔💔 shocked and saddened’.
Caroline Hirons wrote: ‘Sending all our love to her loved ones. What a horrendous loss. 💔’
Loose Women star Andrea McLean commented: ‘This is the saddest news. Please pass on my love and prayers to her family 💔’
Dr Okoye is survived by a daughter.
She was a regular guest on the daytime show, and also made appearances on 10 Years Younger in 10 Days, Daybreak, and BBC Breakfast.
Dr Okoye gave an interview to HELLO! Magazine earlier this year, in which she spoke about the demands of her job in cosmetic dentistry.
‘I always make time for a massage once a week, but I realised these aren’t simply a luxury,’ she shared.
‘As a busy dentist, I spent a full 10 hours a day crouched over looking into people’s mouths, so a massage is a necessity.
‘The one thing that’s a true indulgent treat is a candle. I have them everywhere in the house and they’ve become a daily ritual for me.
‘My daughter loves it too and gets excited when she sees me lighting them as she knows it is her time with me also, it’s downtime.’
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