Harry Uzoka

Fans of Nigerian-born British model Harry Uzoka are still reeling from the news of his tragic death at the hands of 2 rival models.

Nigerian-born models George Koh, 24, and Jonathan Okigbo, 23, were arrested and charged with stabbing the 25-year-old model on January 11 in west London.

Harry was stabbed once in the chest and died before doctors could save him.

Friends say Koh, who walked for Louis Vuitton in runway shows, stabbed Harry in a fit of rage because he envied the young model's success. It isn't clear why Okigbo was charged.

Harry was a model with Premier Model Management, and walked in runway shows in London, Milan and Paris. He also appeared in major campaigns for Mercedes Benz and Zara menswear.

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“Premier Model Management are shocked and saddened by the devastating news of one of our dearly loved models Harry’s passing," Premier said in a statement. "Premier Model Management’s thoughts and priorities are with the Uzoka family and friends.”

Another agency, IMG Models, confirmed the agency had not managed Harry in nearly a year, according to ABC News.

Harry's distraught girlfriend remembered him in an emotional Instagram.com post on Tuesday.

 

Babe. Baby. My Baby. You were everything to me . I'm so proud of you .You were my favorite person in the whole world. I would stare at you everyday and smile because I couldn't believe how such a beautiful person inside and out could be right next to me. Every morning I would roll over as I would just like every other morning and I would see you and my whole mood changed . And everything was perfect in life when I saw you every morning next to me. We would always wake up at the same time and smile at each other. You had such a beautiful soul . You always told me how all you ever wanted to do was help people. You always made me smile I love that about you. We could kiss and hug each other forever it felt like. I miss you. I miss how we would dance together, sing ,laugh and play .I miss listening to music with you. We met that day in LA for a reason. I knew you were special from the moment I met you .I still remember the day I said I had a feeling we were going to be the best of friends and we did . We were so similar . When I was with you we were in our own world .I'm so happy we went to St. Lucia for Christmas babe . I'm so happy I got to take you to the ocean for the first time .I miss you. I miss how we would just sit in bed and listen to rain and the rainforest sounds in St. Lucia until we feel asleep . We always had fun.You always made me smile . All you ever wanted to do was make me happy with you in London. I was happy no matter where I was as long as I was with you. You were the light and joy in my life. I couldn't wait to see you again and I know my Birthday weekend in Amsterdam you were planning was going to be amazing. You were the best person I knew and I wanted the world to know who you were.These last couple of months were the most special moments and memories in my life that I will never ever forget. Thank you for inspiring me . Thank you for loving me . Thank you for being you. Thank you for showing me your world . Thank you for giving me all those memories of us . Thank you for pushing me even when I didn't believe in myself . Thank you for everything you've ever done for me. Thank you for making me always see the positive side of life.?

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  • Queen B

    Wow this his truly disheartening ? Jealousy drives ppl to do evil things

  • Breitbart_Savior

    people. .... you cant live with them, can live without them

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Envy, jealous, and hate is a serious thing and I hope they get what they deserve for killing this young man! Its really sad to say that a lot of people cannot stand to see other people do well and especially if they are more successful then they are. RIP young man

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    One life lost, and two other lives now wasted, over what... jealousy?
    Just stupid, and sad.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Damn if you don't have the sauce, you just don't. It's sad to see people this jealous of each other. If it is not for you, then God won't give it to you. He should have been happy he made it that far. RIP young man.

  • ShelbyMoore

    What happened to just putting Roots on the person...they're from Nigeria. TF?

  • Ryan

    Keep an eye on everybody, even friends. As I type this I found out recently that one of my best friends is jealous of me, and I've known and trusted this person for years and am figuring out whether to confront them about things they've said... obviously it would never go this far but can't have them out there lying on me. Eyes and ears always open.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Damn it! I was sad until I read this now I’m slightly lol

  • Ebony Starr

    Sooooo sad, tragic and senseless! RIP Harry. Prayers to his love ones.

  • guest

    sad sad sad. Pathetic! emotional unstable men are the worse!!! #ripharry

  • Kemi

    So sad and so young. RIP ?!! The spirits of envy, jealousy and anger are destructive and poisonous! This young man’s life/destiny was cut short. It’s a pity!!

  • Trace da Ace

    so sad.....RIP

  • Kemi

    Evil resides everywhere! We just have to be prayerful ??

  • Junkanoo

    Jealous is really toxic just thinking negatively but to act on it and kill someone is stupid neither of those two fools will model again and the victims family no longer have him in their lives

  • hottlanta

    Cut them off. if you ask them what they said they will deny it. Women try to hang onto women for sentimental reasons. Not me I cut off a trifling woman just like I cut off a trifling man. I don't discriminate. If she lied on you, she has lied to you. It is cold outside in Hotlanta and I can be just as cold.

  • hottlanta

    I have experienced professional jealously as well in the workplace. It is a beast. This just pisses each off.

  • CaramelDrop

    You never know Ryan.... better to be safe than sorry. What’s that sayings old folks say:
    “ A murder will kill you, a thief will steal but you can never underestimate the depths of treachery of a liar”
    - My MeMe
    or
    “scratch a lie catch a thief”
    - Ray Charles Mama

  • Look@m3

    Dang, thats deep rooted when you got to kill someone because your so jealous/Envious of someone....Just be a hater but don't kill the man my God!! That means you been on the sidelines jealous of this man for a while before you got the guts to stab him...smh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There's a saying ... once somebody shows you who they really are, believe them.
    Sounds like you're better cutting somebody like that out of your life (even though it's usually easier said than done.) I know that's the way I am. Once I can no longer trust you, I'm going to make sure to put distance between me and you.

  • bella28498 .

    gay men are always some murderous bastards

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I suspect this was more of a lover's quarrel.

  • CaramelDrop

    This is so tragic - a terrible Zoolander gone wrong. I wouldn’t have thought the real world of MALE modeling to be this serious... I wonder/hope there is more to the story and this handsome man didn’t loose his life over something as simple and personal as jealousy.

    Jealousy and envy are two devils I avoid at all costs. RIP

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Vonn

    This is truly sad. R.I.P young man. I was raised to do better, to get better. Work hard for the number one spot. These bum fukks these days want an easy come up.

  • Lady_Elle

    R.I.P. Harry Uzoka.
    No words for this... 2 lives lost!

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is so sick. One dead and two who might as well be dead because they are not about that jail life...

  • Bonsai

    This is so sad! There’s another story in England where the “friend” threw acid at her best friend because she was jealous that the girl got a job working at Victoria Secret. What the hell is going on over there?!

  • Lady_Elle

    @Dontgetplayed:disqus do NOT confront them. Let it go... walk away!
    The person has shown who they are... believe them!
    Confrontations don't always go as planned! Walk away!

  • Lb

    Harry had the IT factor which set him apart from the others hence the jealousy and envy. RIP

  • SweetTEE

    Just sad...we all probably know how it is to have jealous friends. RIP beautiful black man.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Some strange stories come out of England. They're as bad as Florida. Maybe worse.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Are you serious?
    What is happening to people?
    Folks are not being raised with coping skills. Period.

  • ShWa

    That is crazy people need to gather some self esteem and stop hating on other people focus on yourself!

  • Renee26

    Sad...RIP young man

  • Renee26

    You can't walk away from a friendship without an explanation. That's childish and poor communication. It doesn't have to be a fight type confrontation but a necessary conversation

  • Renee26

    I would have that conversation with my friend. In a public place so voices don't get raised. I would let them know it's been brought to my attention that you said/did xyz then let them speak. In the end it's better to discuss the issue before walking away so there's no miscommunication of why you are no longer cool

  • Renee26

    Same

  • Bonita Johnson

    Omg he was beautiful!!!! DamnHaters!!! Hate and jealousy is such an awful flesh eatting away disease like some ppl literally become obsessed with hate and envy over a person until it controls them to do dumb bs like this!!! Sad!!! R.i.p

  • ShWa

    Really sad!

  • Anunnaki

    Hatred is deep rooted.

  • Ghost

    HATERS! smh. Now they can use those looks in prison...just senseless!

  • CaramelDrop

    Or conflict resolution skills. Lack of both are being passed down from previous generations too. I know both should be taught at home, but I think coping and conflict resolution applied to a mock situation should be taught in school at the same grade sex ed is introduced...Basic understanding of taxes and credit management should be thrown in there too!

  • Lady_Elle

    Call it childish... some are dead as a result!

  • Anunnaki

    People worship attention and the limelight, we see it everyday, folks will dam near hunt u down if u even mention something about their worshipping idol celebrity. Its a sickness that need to be enter in the DSM5.

  • Ryan

    I am. They've lashed out on a couple of other people (never me, I've had a couple of folks say I scare them, lol) and they have issues, one that they're resentful cause they're always broke and I've lent them money many times cause they blow money on stupid ish, saved them from getting evicted twice. And you gonna go behind my back lying about me to other friends and people who barely know me? SMH

  • Renee26

    Some people just don't know how to communicate effectively...those people are toxic and drama filled for the most part so if you walk away from them with or without an explanation it will be a mess regardless

  • Ryan

    Oh it won't come to that. Believe that.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    This is why I stay to myself.
    You never know who's jealous of you.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Negroes being.nigg@s.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    100%.
    Once you find out who people really are kick them to the curb with a quickness.

  • Coco_Butter

    So sad a life taken for jealousy.

    The murderer will finally get his chance to be super popular a real supermodel in prison. Oh he’s gong to be in demand for sure.

    Don’t drop the soap

  • Marlika

    Damn that’s what they doing now? Killing for modeling gigs? Smh

  • Marlika

    Damn shame.

  • Pamela

    Handsome lad. Is he Whiz Kalief younger brother?
    RIP young man.

  • Guess Who

    two regular looking dudes lives ruined/gone.

  • SumthinSweeter

    terrible!

  • TxCyn

    Do their appearances matter in such a heinous act ?

  • Guess Who

    yep

  • itsjismemelly

    this is so sad, envy

  • Facts

    It was George who was dropped from IMG. Harry was never with IMG. This story is heartbreaking.

  • BadAss Will

    Sad that this modeling industry pit color people against each other like it can only be one black model. Thankfully Naomi didn't kill Tyra, just hated on her. Still no excuse for murder! Just grind twice as hard to get to where you wanna be. Know you going to be modeling for inmates.

  • Applebootay

    He was definitely beautiful. I feel so sorry for his girlfriend, mother, friends and family. This is very TRAGIC...that this is what our world is coming to. Killed simply because of his beauty ...

  • Yardgirl

    I totally agree with you!! I have to have closure and have done it before and will do it again. This way there is no talk of "what did I do, why are we not friends any more?" I am very confrontational in a calm and dignified way and then it's duces forever!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Absolutely.

  • Madam X

    It is already hard for African Americans to walk shows and be featured in campaigns so I just don't get why they felt the need to do this. It is hard enough as it is. How very sad for all individuals involved esp the one who's life was taken. Jealousy as reared it's ugly head yet again. Peace be unto the family and friends. wow

  • RIP Harry

    Beautiful man. How sad and pathetic. Two grown men jealous like some high school girls. And we are always so afraid that one of our own will do better than us, especially in a white dominated field. Senseless and sickening. RIP Harry.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Sometimes they only pick 1 black model to walk in shows. I can see how that would create an intense rivalry.

  • Renee26

    Same

  • T3

    So sad and tragic ?.

  • Omandesert

    Curious if one was Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Jealously can be a horrible thing, oh my goodness!

  • OP2

    Blinded by jealousy & too stupid to realize that killing their competition also kills their own jobs & careers immediately. -this is no different than the crap or beef and killings that we've seen in the hiphop world.

    Instead of being proud of each other, it is a jealous slave mentality that kicks in where they see each other as the enemy for one being a better performer than the other. Then, they all end up in shackles slaving away in some for-profit jail or prison.

    Nothing good ever comes from that jealous mentality of not supporting, but hating on another brother. smh

  • Madam X

    Trust me I know they will pick the one token black person to walk a show. I've been there. This is tragic. And they all lived together so he took has butt home knowing he killed his roommate! People have no conscientious.

  • pure_rachet

    He looks like 21 Savage to me.

  • Madam X

    What a silly comment. All gay men aren't murderous. That's like saying all black men are thieves. What does their sexual orientation have to do with it though it isn't mentioned anywhere? Crazy thing is they modeled for damn near the same brands. I don't get it. sad

  • justlooking

    To MURDER?

    Mental illness and demons... Are REAL

  • bella28498 .

    please leave me alone and let my comment be.

  • Guest

    All black men are dirty std carrying dead beat dads.

  • Indies beauty

    Wow. That's heart breaking. I feel bad for the girlfriend and his family. Did the other dude think he was going to get away?

  • Indies beauty

    My best friend is Nigerian and she is Yoruba... I wonder too, that would add an interesting perspective.

  • Gone Too Far

    Jealousy can really make people say and do crazy things. Now this fool is going to rot in jail and will never get a shot at modeling again

  • Gone Too Far

    When I see Uzo I automatically know it’s Igbo so Harry was definitely Igbo the one

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    He looked like Hitman Holla. RIP jealousy is a crazy drug

  • Taj

    He was a good looking man, so sad. But modeling women's clothing is nothing to be jealous of.

  • dontgetblocked

    Do Black men look for any reason to kill each other?

  • the guest

    I teach my children and I beg of everyone on SR to please teach your children that envy is the most dangerous thing on this planet. I teach my children to recognize jealousy, be cautious of jealous people, and keep jealous people out of their life.

    May this brilliant young man and model RIP.

  • the guest

    Most times they only pick one Ms. Sandra. Even the legendary Naomi Campbell admitted being jealous of Tyra when she first came on the scene when she was a teen. She said she was jealous because black models are tokens and pitted against each other.

  • Li

    Quiet as it's kept, there's a lot of jealousy in the modelling world. These models look West African.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Wow.... That's f*cked up.

  • Tony

    Jealousy is a disease! The irony is the killer was the more attractive of the two. How horrible

  • MRiGOThim

    I really hate to hear this bcuz all of them were nice looking young men & had a promising career...now one's dead & the other two in jail smdh

  • i troll it like i see it

    Beautiful man, this is awful.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Oh shut the hell up!

  • i troll it like i see it

    Very handsome young man!

  • MythCalledLove

    Modeling is a lonely career. Everyone wants to be "the one". Alot comes down to your agent and you should keep building up your portfolio. With social media you can be seen by alot of people and all it takes is one person in the business to see a pic that "moves" them. Maybe they were not moving up the way he was. He could hv helped them land jobs maybe he couldn't do it because he was already booked. You can sign with the top agency but it's up to you to impress the designer. Some don't want to start small and they think it's all glam and fun. It's being weighed constantly and many get hooked on drugs something to pump you up and then something to help you sleep. Boys/men are what these models need to be worried about. Young boys are snatching up jobs left and right.

  • the guest

    Well, I wonder if the young man knew he was in danger or if he knew this other model meant him harm? So many questions. Doesn't make sense. Senseless jealousy.

  • Gone Too Far

    You say things like this then life comes at you fast and returns the favor. Not speaking it into existence but be careful of the careless stuff you say. This isn’t a situation to troll

  • Gone Too Far

    But what did he honestly expect? So he kills Harry who he felt was competition then what? This guy didn’t even last, within 48 hours he was arrested, charged and given a court date. He has been stripped from every model agency that was representing him. He has lost everything. He’s going to spend his life in jail, reputation ruined and can never be repaired because he was jealous of someone else’s success. If we all went around killing people because at some point they’re doing better than us can you imagine how much chaos there would be in the world?

  • Gone Too Far

    Harry wasn’t gay. I suspect George is though. Jealousy definitely was a huge factor

  • Elle

    What's sad is they look like brothers twins. I don't know what to say. Jealousy is real. Lord please protect us

  • Elle

    Yea aint it sad they could have went anywhere did anything's together. Maybe had a tv show. Males in Africa next top model. The works. My heart hurts

  • Elle

    Yea wish i would have known this sooner. Pray4 me.

  • Taj

    My comment was very sincere. I'm not celebrating that man's participation in the emasculation of the black man. I'll always stand by that. I feel sorry the brotha thought he had to do that to be successful.

  • Taj

    sorry not sorry

  • Gone Too Far

    I just realized my comment posted in response to the wrong person. My comment wasn’t in regards to you. Sorry about that

  • Goodii2Shoes

    This is another example of why fashion lacks diversity. (&rightly so!) High end fashion is loving the street wear edginess (drug money fueled sales); things like Marc Jacobs' white models in dreadlocks indicate an interest in the artsy approved angle of diversity for profit but not inclusion due to liability concerns...,,

    It's funny to see both sides of the argument &side with the ppl who have enough since to know oil doesn't mix with water, So why stir?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Or intense disinterest in risking their catwalk /brand name/business on thinking black=diversity when Asian counts as diversity along with Latinx & greek/,

  • Wayup!

    How you h8 on someone who when you look in the mirror look just like you..??

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "Friends say Koh, who walked for Louis Vuitton in runway shows, stabbed Harry in a fit of rage because he envied the young model’s success."

    You had a career too and now you don't have one. Never envy another persons success, because you'll end up losing the one you have.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "Friends say Koh, who walked for Louis Vuitton in runway shows, stabbed Harry in a fit of rage because he envied the young model’s success."

    You had a career too and now you don't have one. Never envy another persons success, because you'll end up losing the one you have.

  • Michael Washington

    it was still truth spoken that did not go unnoticed