Robin Windsor sounded ‘absolutely traumatised’ while on ‘dream’ New Year trip
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 22
Robin Windsor’s death came after ‘traumatised’ call to friend (Picture: Can Nguyen/Shutterstock)

before his death weeks later took a turn as something ‘truly awful’ happened to him while abroad.

The former professional had been sharing snaps of his for a luxury cruise, taking him to places like Madagascar and .

On Tuesday it was announced that the, leading to an from Strictly stars and other TV legends.

His shock passing comes weeks after he had taken a ‘dream’ trip over New Year’s which had turned sour according to a friend.

while staying in Cape Town, sounding ‘traumatised’ and tearful over an incident.

‘He kept saying that something had happened over New Year but he wouldn’t say what it was,’ the source told .

Windsor was on holiday at New Years when something horrible happened (Picture: robin windsor/instagram)
He had been travelling the world as a dancer (Credits: Alpha Press)

While they tried to get Windsor to explain he refused, and the friend added: ‘He sounded absolutely traumatised – whatever had happened must have been truly awful.’

However, they also shared that the dancer wasn’t ready to return home yet from his ‘dream’ trip, where he would then spend his last weeks dancing on a cruise.

He had been keeping fans updated on his travels, posting snaps of his stay in a safari lodge with wild elephants, giraffes, lions and a warthog in January.

In the same month, he took to Instagram to share: ‘Big shout out and love to everyone who’s reached out and checked in the last week. Sorry I have not replied… it’s been a bit of a trying time and things are looking up. Robin.’

He told his friend he wasn’t ready to come home (Picture: robin windsor/instagram)
Fellow Strictly stars have paid tribute to Windsor (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images)

, Windsor was previously paired up with celebrities including , ,  and .

He even met up with the Dragon’s Den star’s mum in January, posting a selfie with her which was captioned: ‘Don’t you just love it!’

Then Windsor shared pictures of him performing on the ship, with one post declaring: ‘The show must go on.’

During these travels, he called the adventure ‘the distractions of all distractions’.

His death was announced in a statement on the official Facebook page of his dance company, Burn The Floor, which he founded.

He had called his trip a huge ‘distraction’ (Picture: robin windsor/instagram)

It read: ‘The Burn the Floor (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 twenty years – including Broadway, The West End and all our crazy adventures around the world.

‘His stunning image attached with Jessica Raffa defined our company, colourful, extreme and sensual.

‘His talent, attitude, energy and personality helped create the Burn the Floor stage reputation. He leaves a void in our hearts that will never be filled, yet our wonderful memories will stay forever.’