A dancer who appeared in the outlet ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics Games in London has died at the age of 56.
Dave Toole, from Leeds, modified into as soon as watched by a TV viewers of millions as he performed an aerial routine suspended high above the Olympic Stadium.
He modified into as soon as born with out the utilize of his legs, which were amputated when he modified into as soon as 18 months extinct.
Alan Lane, inventive director of the Slung Low theatre company, described Mr Toole as an “unparalleled expertise”.
Mr Toole modified into as soon as a skilled dancer for nearly 30 years and toured the world in a necessity of productions.
He modified into as soon as appointed OBE in January for services and products to dance and disabled of us.
As smartly as Slung Low, Mr Toole worked in Leeds with the StopGap Dance Firm and DV8.
‘Grace past the usual human’
Talking to the BBC in 2013, he stated his dance routines were constructed on his on a regular basis motion.
“I got round on my fingers at home, standing on one hand to set apart up to flip lights on and off and things, so I veteran things appreciate that in performing,” he stated.
“It looked wonderful, nonetheless to me it modified into as soon as no tall deal. But it surely looked factual. Issues appreciate that worked in my favour and I below no circumstances questioned it because I looked as if it’d be factual at something.”
The Paralympics opening ceremony modified into as soon as watched by a TV viewers of 146 million, to boot to 80,000 of us in some unspecified time in the future of the stadium.
Paying tribute in a blog post, Mr Lane described the dancer’s 2012 efficiency as “mighty, magnificent and with a grace totally past the usual human”.
He added: “We are all so sad to hear of Dave Toole’s passing. It modified into as soon as this kind of privilege to operate so many adventures with him.
“He had an unparalleled expertise; he modified into as soon as an even actor and the very finest dancer we contain now ever viewed.”