A tribute to Robbie Curtis (1965 – 2012)
The property tycoon Robbie Curtis was a man often confused with Robbie Williams. His black Bentley, which bore the number plate “ROB BIE”, was often seen in The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and also in Mayfair and many thought that it belonged to the popstar.
Mr Curtis, who is said to have considered Robert Tchenguiz to be one of his mentors, was someone I only met once but it is with sadness that I discovered that he tragically died in December last year after falling under a tube train at Kingsbury station in North London.
Curtis, known simply to his friends as “Robbie”, made his fortune in the property boom but by the time he died all but one of his fifteen companies had folded.
Curtis’ former accountant, Anthony Morris, paid tribute to the businessman stating:
“Robbie made tons of money and spent it, he was a mover and shaker”.
May Robbie Curtis rest in peace.
Yes, I sincerely hope for him to rest in peace. But let’s also think of the poor Tube train driver….for the rest of his days he will never be able to forget this terrible thing.