British ballet dancer David Wall has died. He was 67.

Wall passed away at his home in Croydon, England, on Tuesday (18Jun13) following a battle with cancer.

Starting his professional career in 1963, Wall became the youngest male principal dancer at Britain's Royal Ballet at the age of 21.

He became a regular partner to famed ballet star Margot Fonteyn, before retiring from the stage in 1984.

After hanging up his ballet shoes, Wall became associate director of the Royal Academy and served as director, before he acted as a ballet master at the English National Ballet.

He is survived by his wife and two children.