A Bristol rapper has been named as the man stabbed to death at the Notting Hill Carnival in London.
Takayo Nembhard, 21, who performs under the name TKorStretch was attacked in what Met Police said had been a largely positive and good natured event. A murder investigation has since been launched.
The grime artist’s manager, Chris Patrick, said in a statement that Takayo went to the carnival with his younger sister and friends ‘to have a good time’.
On Instagram he wrote: “2 years ago a young 19 Year old man came from Bristol to meet me at my Studio with his dad, his name was Takayo Nembhard AKA TKorStretch.
“That meeting took us on a journey… we recorded some great music together. His talent was endless and I can tell you guys he was close to greatness! So it’s with a heavy heart that I bring the news that Takayo (TKorStretch) passed away last night.
“This is the worst possible ending for a talented kid. Rest in peace my Friend’.
Mr Patrick went on to say: “He came from Bristol to simply have a good time at the London carnival and this is the end result.
“My deepest condolences to TK’s Mother & Father his Brother, 2 Sisters, Girlfriend and child that will never meet his father!
“TK was a good kid, a good guy and what has happened breaks my heart…Rest in peace my Friend.”
Police said the attack happened around 8pm on Monday under the Westway flyover in Ladbroke Grove.
Officers gave the victim first aid until paramedics from London Ambulance Service arrived.
As well as a rising star of the music scene in Bristol, Takayo was a former player at Bristol Rovers’ academy. The club today issued a statement saying it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the news.