TALENTED AND HUMBLE: Shaun Akanbi aka 'Billy Boyce'
TRIBUTES HAVE started pouring in for the founder of celebrity fashion label Billy Boyce following unconfirmed reports claimed he had died over the weekend.
While the Met are yet to confirm the death of 26-year-old Shaun Akanbi, also known as Billy Boyce, they have said a man of the same age died from "multiple injuries" at an address in Kilburn, north west London, on Saturday evening (Dec 22).
Billy Boyce has worked with several British stars including NDubz, StooShe, Wiley and Tinie Tempah throughout his career.
Last night (Dec 23) friends of the law graduate took to the social networking site to mourn the loss of the "talented and humble" fashion designer.
"In the biggest amount of shock right now. R.I.P Billy Boyce serious talent and such a humble guy. Life is way too short [sic]," one user wrote.
Another added: "So sad about the death of Billy Boyce. Why is it those that do amazing for themselves get their lives taken away! Smh [sic]."
"Rest in Peace Shaun..A law graduate who took the fashion industry by storm. Billy Boyce lives on. 'The love of fashion brings strangers together in love'," another mourner wrote.
TRIBUTE: A friend of Akanbi creates picture to mourn his reported death