British dancer and choreographer Liam Scarlett, considered a star of the Royal Ballet before being accused of sexual harassment, died suddenly this Saturday at the age of 35, according to his family in a statement that does not clarify the cause of death:
“At this difficult time for all of our family, we would ask that you respect our privacy to enable us to grieve our loss.”
Scarlett danced for the Royal Ballet from 2006 to 2012, before retiring as a dancer. The institution then offered him the position of artist-in-residence. Considered a child prodigy of British ballet, he later had a dazzling career as a choreographer with a notable version of Swan Lake in 2018 and was internationally renowned.