Obituaries for David Wall, who died yesterday at age 67.
Wall, who was a regular partner to Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919 - 1991), became the Royal Ballet’s youngest principal aged 21 in 1966, having joined the touring company just three years earlier.
Wall is survived by his wife Alfreda Thorogood, also a former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, their two children and grandchildren.
David Wall, who has died of cancer aged 67, was one of the Royal Ballet's most outstanding dancers. Widely known for creating the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet Mayerling – possibly the most arduous for a male dancer in the entire dance repertory – he was also outstanding in classical, romantic and humorous parts.