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I'm so saddened to hear of the death of young dancer Charlotte Leatherbarrow who was in Billy Elliot (London West End)


she was only 12. :) thoughts and prayers with her family , friends, and cast mates.



Article here... Charlotte Leatherbarrow had appeared in the West End musical hit before the accident near her London home.

A 12-year-old dancer in London West End's Billy Elliot was "living her dream," before she was struck and killed in a tragic bus accident.


Charlotte Leatherbarrow's family told the BBC that the young ballerina was thrilled to be part of the long-running stage production.


But the young ballerina was hit by a double-decker bus when crossing a road near her home.


In a statement Charlotte's family described her as a "fun loving, thoughtful, caring and bubbly girl."


"She loved life and lived it to the full, already living her dream as a dancer," the statement said. "Each and every one of us will miss her enormously."


A spokesman for show said the cast, crew and production team were devastated by the news.

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What can one even say? All the random tragedies, and the angels. She's now an angel. Bless her family.


Thank you for letting us know.

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Poor girl, I'm glad she got to do what she loved before it was her time.

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Oh, how tragic! How incredibly sad for her family. :shrug:



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