Channel 5 surgeon Niall Kirkpatrick has died following a car collision in Fairstead on January 9.

The Harley Street plastic surgeon, 62, was killed after being hit by the car while cycling on Sunday morning.

A 65-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Recognised as one of the world’s leading facelift surgeons, Mr Kirkpatrick worked for the NHS and ran his own private practice in London.

Who was Niall Kirkpatrick?

Mr Kirkpatrick specialised in craniofacial surgery for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Throughout his career, he was featured on Channel 5's show Botched Up Bodies where he helped to correct gone-wrong cosmetic work.

One of his most notable cosmetic fixes was back in 2012 when Mr Kirkpatrick led a medical team that 'rebuilt' the face of an Iraqi teenager, Ali Hussein, who was seriously injured in an American airstrike in 2003.

This surgery earned him a worthy place among Britain’s top 100 children’s doctors.

Tributes to Channel 5 doctor Niall Kirkpatrick

Friends and colleagues have been paying tribute to Mr Kirkpatrick following his passing.

Mark Henley, president of The Confederation of British Surgery said: "Extremely sad to hear about the tragic death of Niall Kirkpatrick.

"He was an outstanding man as well an outstanding surgeon and he will be a tremendous loss to our community.

"My thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons has opened a virtual book of condolence.

Alongside the condolence book, the organisation left this tribute: "He was an exceptional man and a great doctor.

"He has influenced and trained many colleagues over the years and was very very active in BAPRAS.

"Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time and there will be a virtual book of condolence for those who would like to share their thoughts and feelings. He will be greatly missed."

Meanwhile, Aesthetic London shared this moving tribute: "So shocked and sad to hear the tragic news about Mr Kirkpatrick. 

"One of the kindest men I have ever met. A true gentleman and an incredibly talented surgeon. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues."