Holly Willoughby leads tributes to tragic This Morning doctor after sudden death at 53
19.09.2023 - 07:59
Holly Willoughby has led tributes to This Morning medical expert Dr Uchenna Okoye, who passed away aged just 53. Uchenna's family shared the tragic news of her passing, as they announced that she fell ill on Friday September 15 and died shortly after.
This Morning presenter Holly, 42, has since shared a tribute to her late colleague on her Instagram Story, sharing a photo of the Cosmetic Dentist. Adding text to the photo, Holly wrote: "Unbelievably sad to hear of the passing of @druchennaokoye.
We first worked together many moons ago with @oralb_uk and she was very kind to me… and then of course again, giving her advice on @thismorning. Sending all my love to her family." This Morning beauty expert Sarah Jossel also paid tribute to Uchenna, writing: "This is so devastating to hear. My sincere condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.
What a huge huge loss. She will be missed by so many." And celebrity make-up artist Hannah Martin said: "Devastating news. My love and prayers to her family.
We will all miss your infectious energy and warmth." Uchenna's tragic passing was announced by her family on Instagram, in a statement, which read: ""We are heartbroken to announce that Dr Uchenna Okoye sadly passed away after a sudden illness on Friday 15th September 2023. "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.
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