This Morning’s medical expert and 10 Years Younger star Dr Uchenna Okoye sadly passes away after ‘sudden illness’ aged 53 leaving her young daughter and family devastated
This Morning’s medical expert Dr Uchenna Okoye sadly passed away after a ‘sudden illness’ aged 53, leaving her young daughter and family devastated.
The Cosmetic Dentist made numerous appearances on the ITV show as she offered advice to viewers at home.
A statement shared to Uchenna Instagram said had fallen ill at home on Friday September 15 – however no cause of death was given.
It reads: I’t is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of the much loved and respected Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Uchenna Okoye, who passed away after falling ill at home on Friday 15th September 2023′.
‘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’.
RIP: This Morning’s medical expert Dr Uchenna Okoye sadly passed away after a ‘sudden illness’ aged 53 (pictured on the show)
Heartbreak: A statement shared to Uchenna Instagram said had fallen ill at home on Friday September 15 – however no cause of death was given
‘We request that you respect Uchenna’s family’s wishes for privacy at this very difficult time’.
It continued: ‘The Uchenna sparkle touched the lives of everyone she met and drew her into stardom on 10 Years Younger makeover show, followed by 10 Years Younger in 10 Days where her passion and compassion leaps off the screen’.
‘For the last twenty years, her deep knowledge of dentistry and her incredible chair-side manner made her the go-to spokeswoman for any dental issue and a popular contributor to radio, TV, and women’s consumer press’.
Tributes quickly poured in for the TV regular with one fan writing: ‘That’s absolutely devastating… sending much love to her family’.
Another said: ‘Am absolutely heartbroken to read this. I adored Uchenna. I can’t really process this awful news.’
A third said: ‘Beautiful Uchenna! An industry beacon who quickly became a friend to many of us. So warm, generous and funny. Sending condolences to her family and friends’.