Harry Uzoka‘s dream of a global domination was put to an end yesterday, 11th January, 2018 when he was stabbed to death in what has been described as a “robbery gone wrong”.
According to Evening Standard, the 25-year-old British-Nigerian model was “found collapsed on a pavement suffering a knife wound to his chest in west London on Thursday afternoon.” Efforts by paramedics to resuscitate him yielded no result.
Before his death, Harry’s modelling career had been on the rise. He was signed to Next Models Management, Los Angeles; Uno Model, Madrid and Premier Model Management London.
He was fast becoming the toast of the big brands having featured in campaigns and worked with brands like Zara, Alexander McQueen, British GQ, Levi’s, Dior and more.
Condolences have been pouring in on Twitter by friends and fans who were inspired by his life.
See what they’re saying below.
Harry Uzoka was literally a young icon for black boys in the UK and London. RIP – absolutely shocking news
— Lew Bloyce (@lewisbloyce_) January 12, 2018
I’m so sad about Harry Uzoka. He was really grinding and doing so well for himself at such a young age. No one deserves to die like that.
— to.ke (@TokeAriyo) January 12, 2018
My heart goes out to Harry Uzoka family losing someone to knife crime is devastating man
— Young Dirty Sprite (@LudoTNC_) January 12, 2018
— Yemzi (@Yemzi_) January 12, 2018
Harry Uzoka was an absolute icon.
He became a household name in the modelling industry, he set the bar for British, black male models.
I always heard his name surrounded with beautiful energy, and words of joy & pride in his journey.
Rest up, King ❤️
— THE PYBW (@YOSHEROSE) January 12, 2018
RIP Harry Uzoka. Your physical and inner beauty will never be forgotten. You paved the way for so many. Rest easy now. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/92yTpWxAoP
— blackloivsma-a (@kimikunt) January 12, 2018
I actually can’t believe what’s happened to Harry Uzoka, like I don’t understand. A senseless act of violence has taken his life away, just like that. This guy was doing big things for himself and young black British models. This is such a big shame.
— حبيبة (@india_alero) January 12, 2018
I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me sharing this. @HarryUzoka introduced me to ‘The Alchemist’ a book that changed my life. He was such an inspirational person in every imaginable way, so passionate about giving back. May his soul rest in perfect peace. #RIPHARRYUZOKA pic.twitter.com/rttmRynSA5
— SUPERNATURAL (@debinskii) January 12, 2018
Rest in Peace Harry Uzoka, I used to look up to this guy man, shit doesn’t even make sense
— 👤 (@CLINT419) January 12, 2018
Instead of these young boys to say “wow you’re @HarryUzoka, you’re doing big things! What can we do to achieve success in the future?”
Instead they rob and kill him! For what? A phone?
What is really going on in their heads? What will make them realise their is more to life?
— Keeks ✨ (@KikeOniwinde) January 12, 2018
Harry Uzoka not only paved the way for black British models but also, set the bar for so many.
So so painful to hear his life was taken in such a horrendous way.
Rest in peace 🥀
— Rhea (@rheadillon) January 12, 2018
– Going to miss your energy and your
smile. From bussing joke in selfridges
all those years ago and seeing you
takeover the world with your smile
Rest in perfect peace Harry Uzoka ❤️
— MFB (@mercedesfbenson) January 12, 2018
Still feels like yesterday when I walked past a poster of his and smiled, like “yes, he’s doing great things”…I’m just.. wow.
— Oloni (@Oloni) January 12, 2018
Wow…. I just woke up to the news about Harry Uzoka 😥
— Jourdan Dunn (@missjourdandunn) January 12, 2018