Tributes have been paid to a ‘beloved’ dancer, choreographer and model, who was killed in a motorcycle crash in London.
Lousha Liddell was riding pillion on a motorbike when it was involved in a crash with a car on January 3.
The Metropolitan Police said the 25-year-old was airlifted to hospital but died soon after. The driver of the car has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving.
Now, tributes have been paid to the young woman who was described as a ‘hip-hop luminary’ and a ‘beacon of inspiration’, while a gofundme page has been launched in her name.
Paying tribute to her on the gofundme, her friend Chilli Sanders said: ‘In the vibrant world of dance, Lousha was a hip-hop luminary—a 25-year-old dance choreographer and creative director whose artistry transcended the boundaries of movement.
‘With boundless energy, infectious passion, and an innate ability to fuse different dance styles, Lousha had become a beacon of inspiration for those fortunate enough to witness her creations.’
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Lousha’s mother and father to put towards her ‘celebration of life.’
Lousha started dancing at a young age and has been described as a ‘natural talent’, whose choreography was not merely a ‘sequence of steps’, but a ‘storytelling medium’ that spoke of ‘love, resilience, and the universal human experience.’
Ms Sanders went on: ‘On 3rd January riding pillion in Garratt Lane SW London on a motorbike tragedy struck.
‘A drug-impaired driver careened into Lousha’s path, shattering the rhythm of her life. Airlifted to the St Georges hospital, she fought valiantly against the cruel hands of fate, surrounded by the hum of machines and the hushed prayers of those who cherished her.’
The rider of the bike, a man in his 40s, was also taken to hospital. His condition is currently unknown.
Lousha’s death sent shockwaves through the dance community, who saw the impact she had on stage and had been moved by the stories that she told through movement.
Close friend Rachel Totti Ali said: ‘Lousha Liddell from the moment I met you I loved you to bits, followed your journey to university and the amazing accomplishments you’ve made.
‘I’m heartbroken, heartbroken for your beautiful mum Joanna Stokes and your entire family…. I am at a loss you were and will forever be a beautiful soul.’
Lousha, who was known as Lady-Lousha, attended St David’s Catholic College before going on to study at Middlesex University.
Her creative prowess led her to become the former creative director at esteemed institutions such as the BBC, ITV, film, television, theatre, WNO, and S4C.
The gofundme page has so far raised over £10,000. To make a donation, visit the website.