London: A tragic accident killed famous dancer Jonathan Ollivier hours before he was due to perform in the final show of The Car Man at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
The 38-year-old, from Northampton was riding in central London when the accident happened, police said. His sister Rachel Ollivier wrote on Facebook that "it is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you that Jon tragically died today". She described him as her "beautiful little bro" and said "we love him and will miss him massively xx".
Ollivier played the lead role of Luca in choreographer Matthew Bourne's show at Sadler's Wells. His next of kin have been informed, and Sunday's performance was cancelled. The Car Man is a production set in 1960s America and loosely based on Georges Bizet's opera Carmen.