Robin Windsor Dead: The star of Strictly Come Dancing has tragically passed away aged 44.
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Robin ‘Bobby’ Windsor, who was a dancer best known for Strictly Come Dancing, has tragically died aged 44 years old.

Windsor worked as a professional on the British dance show between 2010 and 2013.

During his time on the BBC programme, he was partnered with celebrities such as Patsy Kensit, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden.

Windsor also danced with Susanna Reid on a Children in Need special of Strictly, and Great British Bake Off host Alison Hammond in the 2015 Christmas special.

Tragically, it has now been announced that Windsor has passed away aged just 44.

Windsor was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, and he first began dancing at the age of three.

He moved to London aged 15 to pursue dancing professionally, representing Britain in a whole host of competitions.

Alongside his work on Strictly Come Dancing, Windsor had TV appearances on Dancing with the Stars Australia and So You Think You Can Dance in Holland.

Windsor made history on Strictly by dancing the first same-sex performance alongside Aljaž Škorjanec in 2014.

He was a founding member of the Burn The Floor dance company and had enjoyed a prolific career on Broadway and London’s West End.

Most recently, Windsor has starred in Come What May, a Moulin Rouge tribute show.

Robin Windsor
Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor died aged just 44 years old. Credit: Alamy

Alongside his impressive showbiz resume, Windsor was well known for his philanthropic works.

He worked closely with the mental health organisation Sane Charity and also worked for charities targeting domestic violence and helping those with HIV.

Following the devastating announcement that Windsor has passed away, many friends and colleagues have offered tributes to the late dancing star.

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid held back tears as she spoke on the show, saying: “He was a remarkable dancer, incredibly strong, so creative, he was just so enthusiastic about dancing.

“I just adored him, he was the most incredible personality, there was something very special about him.”

Speaking on X, formerly Twitter, Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood describes Windsor as ‘one of the kindest, gentle, honest, funny and caring people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with’.

Former judge Bruno Tonioli adds: “Incredibly sad shocking news. It was a pleasure working with Robin for many years at Strictly, so professional easy going, a really good person.”

Actress Lisa Riley, who was paired with Windsor in 2012, posts: “My Bestie, My Robin, My Angel… now our forever Angel, who is loved, will always be loved, forever in my heart. I love you, shine your beautiful, electric energy from heaven.”

Burn The Floor confirmed the heartbreaking news on Facebook, stating: “The BTF family has lost one of its founding members, Robin ‘Bobby’ Windsor – who has tragically passed away.

“A BTF journeyman, he danced with us for 20 years – including Broadway, the West End and all our crazy adventures around the world.”

While Sisco Entertainment released a statement (per The Independent) saying: “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.”

Windsor’s cause of death has not yet been disclosed.

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