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Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor has died aged 44

Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor has died aged 44

He joined the hit show in 2010

Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor has died aged 44, his dance company has said.

Windsor joined the hit dancing show back in 2010 and went on to be partnered with a host of stars including Patsy Kensit and Dragons' Den's Deborah Meaden.

A statement was shared about his death on the official page of the dance company he founded, Burn the Floor, which read: "The Burn the Floor family has lost one of its founding members, Robin 'Bobby' Windsor - who has tragically passed away.

Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor has died aged 44.
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"A BTF journeyman he danced with us for twenty years - including Broadway, The West End and all our crazy adventures around the world. His stunning image attached with Jessica Raffa defined our company, colourful, extreme and sensual. His talent, attitude, energy and personality helped create the Burn the Floor stage reputation.

"He leaves a void in our hearts that will never be filled, yet our wonderful memories will stay forever.”

Sisco Entertainment Group shared a statement that read: "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved friend, Robin Windsor. Robin's presence in Come What May was more than just a performance; it was an embodiment of passion, grace, and sheer talent.

“His extraordinary ability to express emotion through movement captivated audiences, leaving them spellbound with every step. 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. Though Come What May will continue without you, your legacy will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to share in your light."

On Good Morning Britain today (20 February), host Susanna Reid appeared overcome with emotion as she struggled to share the tragic breaking news.

Tributes have begun to flood in for the dancer.
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Tributes have begun to flood in for the dancer, with Strictly Come Dancing co-star James Jordan taking to social media to say: "I had the pleasure of working with this man for many years on Strictly - I have such fond memories of him. He was always very caring and fun to be around. Everyone who came in contact with him adored him, from his celebrity partners to his working colleagues. You will be missed old friend."

Co-founder of Burn the Floor and friend, Harley Medcalf, said: “We have lost a beautiful friend, Robin Windsor, Bobby, one of the founding members of the Burn the Floor family.

“Robin has passed away in England. A generous, extremely talented dancer, full of energy, life and love.

“His stage presence defined the Burn the Floor company. Whenever we visited London, Robin was always the first to call, always there to support, celebrate, laugh and cry together.”

He added: “Our hearts are broken he will be greatly missed by all his friends, family and fans around the world.”

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

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Topics: BBC, Strictly Come Dancing, UK News, Celebrity