Britain's Got Talent winner and Diversity dancer, Robert Anker, died in a Car Crash in Canada on Thursday. The Canadian police stated that a Chevy Cobalt and a Ford F550 crashed into each other just before 6am.

The collision took place in Major Mackenzie Drive in the Vaughan area of Ontario as Ankers car collided with a pick-up truck, and he died on the spot. The driver of the pick-up truck, however, did not suffer any injury.

Who was Robert Anker?

Robert Anker was part of the British street dance group, Diversity, who went on to win "Britain's got talent" in 2009. He worked alongside many big names throughout his career such as Peter Andre, Jessie J and Paloma Faith, and also featured in the west end production "Thriller".

In a Facebook post the show said they dedicated Friday evenings performance to the talented star.

He appeared on big TV shows such as "Strictly Come Dancing" and "Who do you think you are?" alongside his dance work with Diversity.

After creating a successful career for himself, he moved to Canada to live with his Canadian wife. They married last October and the pair were just starting out a life together. Born in Essex, Anker dedicated his life to helping others as a dancer and mentor, encouraging people to follow their aspirations.

His latest Instagram post was a photograph of himself holding a cute monkey. The photograph was captioned: "Remember to enjoy the world." This photo was uploaded just 10 days before his tragic death.

The rest of the dance group, Diversity, took to Twitter to pay their respects to their former group member.

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They tweeted: "He inspired so many with his talent and was taken far too soon."

Many others have took to social media in memory of his life, Dean Lee, X Factor choreographer tweeted: "Rob Anker. I have no words to speak after hearing of your passing. This is truly heartbreaking. Thanks for the memories. Shine bright."

Just Giving fund page

A Just Giving page, set up by his cousin Rochelle Hanson, aims to raise funds to support the family of Robert Anker in the wake of his death. The money will go towards funeral costs, flights to and from Canada, and support for close family members. So far, it has raised over £5000.

Hanson wrote on the page: "We would love to ensure that his family don't worry or stress about money at this time."

Robert Anker was an extremely talented individual, admired by all and everyone is shaken up by this heartbreaking loss.