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Fellow model charged with killing Harry Uzoka

VICTIM: Harry Uzoka (Photo credit: David M Benett/Getty Images for Cafe Royal)

MALE MODEL George Koh and his friend, Jonathan Okigbo, have been charged with the killing of Harry Uzoka, a rising black British model who was found dead of a single knife wound in west London on Thursday night.

The two men were arrested this weekend, and charged on Tuesday. Koh - who has formerly modelled for Kenzo and Paul Smith - was also charged with possessing an offensive weapon.


CHARGED: George Koh

A 27-year-old man who was arrested on the day of the stabbing has been released under investigation.

Uzoka, 25, was represented by Premier Model Management, and modeled for Dior, Everlane, ASOS and Mercedes, among others.

Tributes have flooded in for Uzoka since his unexpected death.

Fellow model Jourdan Dunn tweeted: "Wow.... I just woke up to the news about Harry Uzoka. Rest in paradise young king."

London fashion brand Yemzi tweeted: "Such a special soul."

While photographer Philipp Raheem said: "Rest well young king".

Model and ex-girlfriend Leomie Anderson also shared a heartfelt messaged to her former partner. She said: "I'm not even ready for this and I still don’t accept it. He wasn’t just my ex boyfriend, he was one of my oldest and dearest friends. He didn’t deserve this and I am heartbroken. I remember when we were together, things had just started for you, you hadn’t even left the country before and I took you to Paris for your 18th birthday.

"Fast forward 7 years and you’ve been all over the world and been an inspiration to so many. You are proof that you can change your entire life and become a role model, no matter the circumstances. So much I want to say, so much I feel and don’t feel right now but just know you are loved, you are love and light and I just can’t believe this."

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