The seconds before a bouncer was stabbed to death by a mob trying to gatecrash an exclusive New Year's Eve party at a £12.5million Mayfair townhouse emerged online today.
Tudor Simionov, 33, was filmed fighting off up to nine men in the moments before he was murdered on Park Lane at 5.30am yesterday.
Mr Simionov is seen pushing the men away and throwing punches as the gang try to storm the luxury apartment block overlooking Hyde Park but the Snapchat film ends before he was knifed in the chest.
He had moved to the UK from Romania 'for a better life' just two months ago and his heartbroken girlfriend has revealed how they had intended to marry and start a family in 2019.
Madalina Anghel said: 'Right now I can't think about him in the past. He was my future husband and we came to London from Romania for a better life. I can't explain in words how much pain I am in'.
The doorman was stabbed inches as he guarded the £5,000-a-week rental property overlooking Hyde Park, described as Britain's most exclusive student pad and previously linked to swingers' parties.
An hour earlier mother-of-one Charlotte Huggins was stabbed to death in a separate attack in Camberwell - and the pair were today revealed as London’s first murder victims of 2019.
Tudor Simionov, 33, is shown on the right hand side of the screen wearing a white shirt and black tie fighting off gatecrashers trying to get into the Mayfair townhouse he was guarding
Romanian Tudor Simionov, 33, (pictured with his girlfriend Madalina) died trying to stop a group of gatecrashers from entering a private bash at one of Britain's most exclusive student houses also linked to swingers' parties
Tudor's girlfriend Madalina posted a picture of them flying to the UK on October 20 with the hashtag #goodbyeRomania and said today tehy moved to the UK for a better life
Mr Simionov died on the Park Lane pavement where a police cordon and screen remains today
Blood remains on the floor on arguably London's most exclusive road left during one of two New Year murders in London so far
The house (pictured) features views of Hyde Park, glass floors, its own 24-hour concierge and a roof terrace. It is one of the world's most expensive student houses, costing £5,000 a week to rent
Footage of him fighting the gang was published by The Sun today.
Tudor's girlfriend Madalina posted a picture of them flying to the UK on October 20 with the hashtag #goodbyeRomania.
The Romanian fitness fanatic fought off nine men single-handed before he was murdered in the early hours of New Year's Eve
Anghel added in an interview with the Evening Standard today: 'He was a really good man. We were happily and excitedly talking about having children together.'
Club promoter Leroy Rose, 25, fought to save Mr Simionov's life but said he only survived around a minute after being stabbed in the chest.
He told the Standard: 'I saw him come back inside. He was in a suit and it was covered in blood. He didn't have a protective vest or anything. I saw blood coming from his chest.
'I pulled him into the back and grabbed a towel and held the wound. He never said a word, he was in a shock. He only survived for a minute. He was stabbed in the middle of the chest. He is a hero, he died trying to save his colleagues. He beat up about nine guys by himself.'
Tudor's murder came an hour after Charlotte Huggins, also 33, was stabbed to death in Camberwell on a night of bloodshed in London.
A 34-year-old man who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder was released on bail last night.
Police believe revellers filmed the Park Lane attack on their phones outside the luxury three-bedroom house which had been hired out for a New Year's Eve party.
The house features views of Hyde Park, glass floors, its own 24-hour concierge and a roof terrace. It is one of the world's most expensive student houses, costing £5,000 a week to rent.
It is understood to have been used for swingers' parties in the past.
Tudor Simionov (left) was stabbed to death on another night of bloodshed in London and had planned to start a family with his heartbroken girlfriend Madalina (right)
The exclusive block remains sealed off today and has a balcony overlooking London's Hyde Park
Blood was left on a lantern outside the block while a lamp was overturned in the foyer where Mr Simionov fought off at least nine men
The guard was trying to stop a group of gatecrashers from entering a private bash in the £12.5million Mayfair townhouse (pictured) when he was knifed