TRIBUTES have been paid to the 24-year-old who died in a crash in Bromsgrove on Monday (January 2).
Rob Broadhurst, who was from Cookley near Kidderminster, was travelling on the A448 Kidderminster Road, near Dodford, at 6.45am when his car left the carriageway and crashed into the stream below.
Rob attended Wolverley High School and went on to study drama and theatre studies at Aberystwyth where he both acted and directed plays.
He regularly acted in productions at The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster, both in the youth group and as an adult.
He was currently working as a producer at the television channel JewelleryMaker, a job he enjoyed very much, and this was where he met his girlfriend Emma.
Rob’s mum Ruth said: “The sheer number of condolences left on Facebook has been overwhelming and has provided us with much comfort at this difficult time.
“We have been incredibly touched to hear how loved our son was and I thank people for their kind words.”
One comment on Facebook read: “Totally floored and devastated by the passing of Rob Broadhurst.
“Anybody who spent just five minutes with Rob will know how incredibly warm and charming he was. Rest in peace to the friendliest guy on the planet. You will be remembered fondly.”
Another person described him as a ‘true gentleman’.
Thank you for bringing so many together with your passion, your talent and your love for people.
“You will be missed by many, and live on in their memories.”
And a third comment stated: “Heaven has gained another legend.
“An incredibly talented soul, kind and caring who was always willing to help anyone.
“What an honour and a privilege to have worked along side such an amazing guy throughout our degree and the wonderful experiences we shared together, us and the whole uni gang.
“I look up at the sky tonight at the brightest star and know it is you shining down brightly on us all.”
Fire, ambulance and police attended the crash on Monday but despite their best efforts, Rob could not be saved and he was pronounced dead at the scene.