Former Diversity dancer and Britain’s Got Talent winner Rob Anker has died after reportedly being involved in a car crash in Canada.
The 27-year-old was named in local reports of the collision in Ontario.
Canada’s York Regional Police said a Chevy Cobalt and a Ford F550 collided in the Vaughan area of the city just before 6am on Thursday.
A police spokesman said the Chevy driver died of his injuries, but the other driver was not hurt.
Essex-born Anker had reportedly moved to Canada to live with his fiancee after forging a successful career.
He performed with Diversity when they won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and worked alongside artists such as Paloma Faith and Peter Andrew. He also starred in the West End’s production of Thriller.
A Just Giving page set up in his name has appealed for funds to support his family.
It reads: “On 27th July 2017, Robert Anker aged 27 was involved in a fatal car accident in Canada and sadly passed away at the scene.
“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.”
It has so far raised more than £4,100.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the death of a British man in Canada. We are providing assistance to his family at this time.”