The Essex born entrepreneur was involved in a car crash in Canada and died from his injuries, according to a Just Giving page set up by his family. He moved to Canada to live with his wife Robert, who lived in Essex while growing up, had moved to Canada last year to live with his fiancée Cyndi.
Heartbreakingly, the couple had only married last September and was building a life together when the tragic accident occurred. Robert performed with Diversity when they won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and had also worked alongside big name acts including Jessie J and Paloma Faith.
The dancer’s successful career also saw him working on The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, along with appearing in films such as Bring It On. His cousin Rochelle Hanson has set up a Just Giving page to help pay for Rob’s funeral costs. Robert also starred in Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor Choreographer Dean Lee, wrote online: “Rob Anker. I have no words to speak after hearing of your passing. This is truly heart breaking. Thanks for the memories. Shine bright.”
Another of Rob’s colleagues paid his condolences and said: “Such sad news about Rob Anker, worked with him on Thriller Live and was always a pleasure. RIP.”