Dr Uchenna Okoye dead: This Morning star dies aged 53 after 'sudden illness' as tributes pour in | The Sun

THIS Morning star Dr Uchenna Okoye has died aged 53 after a "sudden illness" – with tributes pouring in.

The medical expert, who also appeared on Channel 5 makeover show 10 Years Younger in 10 Days, passed away on Friday.

In an Instagram post, her family said: "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. We will be in touch in the coming days."

Dr Okoye qualified at Guy's Hospital in London and was a specialist in cosmetic dentistry.

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She was one of the few elite dentists to be a member of both the American and British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

The expert was also an honorary clinician at St George's Hospital in London and sat on the board of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Uchenna Okoye is survived by her daughter.

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