His agent said, "Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions. His beautiful and kindred soul will never be forgotten and we take comfort in knowing his memory will live on in all those he inspired, met and knew."
Rober was born and raised in New York City. He appeared in commercials as a kid, he also did off-Broadway plays at the Soho Avant-Garde Theater as a teen.
Robert starred in Michael Jackson's 1995 music video, "Stranger in Moscow," from the album 'HIStory.' The video's been watched on YouTube over 46 million times.
His most recent credit was the 2019 comedy thriller, "Induced Effect," which was released in April.