Monday, October 19, 2020

Amputee dancer who stunned world with London 2012 Paralympic Games routine dies

A double amputee dancer who performed a stunning routine at the London 2012 Paralympic Games opening ceremony has died age 56.

David Toole, who was last year made an OBE for services to dance and to people with disabilities, was confirmed by the Leeds-based Slung Low theatre company.

He died at the age of 56 in hospital in the city earlier this week.

Jenny Sealey, artistic co-director of the London 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony, said: "Dave was so many things, our darling, wonderful, opinionated, glorious, silly, funny, kind, sexy, loving and wise friend.

"The most unique and leftfield man ever and funny beyond words.

"And of course, an extraordinary performer and a unique brilliant dancer."


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