Heartbreaking final video of campaigner mum Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, killed in O2 Brixton crowd crush as tributes pour in | The Sun

A MUM who died after being crushed at a concert posted a heartbreaking final video just hours earlier.

Rebecca Ikumelo grinned alongside her two children as they decorated the Christmas tree in the moving footage.

The following day, the 33-year-old was caught up in an alleged 3,000-person crowd attempting to force entry to London's O2 Academy Brixton.

Rebecca was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, along with several others.

Sadly, she passed away on Saturday, police confirmed.

The campaigner, described by her family as "loving", frequently shared advice on motherhood on her YouTube and TikTok pages.

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Her last video, on her kids' bedtime routine, was posted on Wednesday – the night before the Asake gig.

In it, she describes how she gives her boys a bath and reads them a story before tucking them up into bed.

She also tells how she loves to dance and sing with them to make sure they are always having fun.

The eight-minute video includes clips of her family hanging decorations on the Christmas tree and posing in matching pyjamas.

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Rebecca, from Newham, east London, ends the video by saying: "I'll see you guys again next time."

Her family hailed the mum-of-two for her "care, kindness and love".

In a statement released through the Met Police, relatives said: "She was an adorable mother of two children who loved working with kids.

"She was well respected in the family for her care, kindness and love."

One friend shared a picture of the mum on Instagram, saying: "I still can't believe you're gone. Please tell me it's a prank."

Another commented on a photo of Rebecca: "Rest in perfect peace. You did not deserve this at all."

While a third pal said: "So upset. So angry. This could have been prevented.

"I'm so sorry the world failed you. Rest in peace girl."


Author Toni Tone described Rebecca as "a beautiful woman who radiated positive energy".

She added: "She was dedicated to being the best version of herself for her kids."

Rebecca regularly posted online about her two sons, who both have autism.

She raised awareness of the condition and appeared on podcasts to talk about bringing up children with delayed speech.

Tragically, on the day before the concert the doting mum posted a video of one of her boys talking with the caption: "To think just a year ago he was non verbal.

"He’s made so much progress this year."

Rebecca had also recently shared pictures of the family enjoying the snow as they got ready for Christmas.

And she posted a clip saying it was "extra special" this year as her kids could tell her what they wanted for the first time.

She was an adorable mother of two children who loved working with kids.

Nigerian singer Asake paid tribute to Rebecca after she passed away in hospital.

He said: "I am devastated. My sincerest condolences to her loved ones at this time.

"Let us please keep her family in our prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so.

"I am overwhelmed with grief and could never have imagined anything like this happening."

The artist said his team were still waiting for information from the venue and police to establish what went wrong.

He urged anyone with information to get in touch with the Met.

The tragedy unfolded on Thursday night when the gig was abandoned part-way through after a "large number of people" tried to force their way inside.

Footage shared online appeared to show clashes between fans and police.

A clip also emerged of a woman being thrown down stairs by officers. Cops said this is under review.

The show was the final performance of three sold-out shows from Asake.

Two other women, aged 21 and 23, remain in hospital in a critical condition.

Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, policing commander for Lambeth and Southwark, said his thoughts were with the families affected.

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He said an investigation has been launched into the horror before adding how cops are combing social media for more evidence.

Information can be reported to police by calling 101 quoting reference 6725/15Dec.

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