Britain's Got Talent's Diversity star dies aged 27 after road accident in Canada

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One of Diversity's founding members has sadly passed away this week after a road accident.

Robert Anker died aged just 27 after a crash in Canada.

The talented dancer had been a founding member of Britain's Got Talent winners Diversity alongside creator Ashley Banjo.

Originally from Essex, Robert travelled the world to perform and as well as his work in Diversity has perofmred on The X Factor, Take Me Out and on the West End in Thriller.

Last year he moved to Canada where he married his fiancée last year.

Tragically, Robert lost his life this past week in a car accident.

Robert's cousin Rochelle Hanson has set up a fund raising page for the family to travel to Canada for the funeral.

She wrote: “The family are devastated. He only just got married in September 2016 to a lovely Canadian girl and they were starting their new life out there."

“He's been in Diversity, the West End show Thriller and various TV Shows and music videos as well as be part of the new Bring It On film. He was an amazing and talented dancer," Rochelle continued. "We are raising funds for his family to be able to cover all costs for their trip to go and arrange his funeral in Canada.

"We would love to ensure that his family don't worry or stress about money at this time.”

Meanwhile, Diversity have paid tribute to Rob on Twitter: "A former member of our group has tragically passed away. He inspired so many with his talent and was taken far too soon. R.I.P Rob"

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