Vale: Robin Windsor

Dancer and choreographer, best known for the UK's Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance Australia, has died.

Dancer and choreographer Robin Windsor, best known for the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing and Australia’s Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, has died aged 44.

Production company Sisco Entertainment, which produces Come What May, a Moulin Rouge tribute show he has been starring in, didn’t list a cause of death and said “it is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved friend, Robin Windsor.”

“His extraordinary ability to express emotion through movement captivated audiences, leaving them spellbound with every step,” Sisco wrote online. “Beyond his impeccable dancing, Robin’s vibrant spirit lit up the room, infusing rehearsals and performances with infectious energy and warmth. His laughter was contagious, his kindness boundless. His friendship was a gift cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Robin, you will be deeply missed.”

Australian Dancing with the Stars and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood said: “I have just heard the tragic news my dear friend ’Bobby’ Robin Windsor has passed. He was one of the kindest, gentle, honest, funny and caring people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with.

“He will be forever missed. My heart goes out to all his family & friends. RIP darling man, you were truly loved x.”

Theatre star ex-boyfriend Marcus Collins, wrote, “The World just got a lot less sparkly. Robin you were so loved.”

Windsor joined Strictly in 2010 and in his first year, he was paired with EastEnders star Patsy Kensit. But he had to leave four years later due to an injury. The closest he got to winning was coming in fifth place with Emmerdale actress Lisa Riley in 2012.

He also featured in RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Celebrity Eggheads, Breakfast, Daybrakd and Good Morning Britain.

He joined the cast of show Burn the Floor in 2001 and toured the world for 10 years, with a nine-month run on Broadway.

Windsor also appeared in Dancing with the Stars Australia and assisted in the choreography for the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance, as well as working as a motivational speaker.

Source: London Evening Standard, Deadline, Guardian

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