Rob Pilatus

Singer + Dancer + Model
Born Jun 8, 1965

Robert "Rob" Pilatus was a German-American model, dancer and singer. Pilatus was best known as half of the pop music duo Milli Vanilli.

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1965 Birth Born on June 8, 1965.


1987 22 Years Old Rob Pilatus was born in Munich, Germany, the son of a black American soldier and a white German mother. He was adopted as an infant by a German family. Pilatus worked as a model and break dancer, also appearing as a backing singer with the group Wind at the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest in Brussels before joining Fab Morvan in 1988 to form the pop group Milli Vanilli. … Read More
1990 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Milli Vanilli won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist on 21 February 1990, for "Girl You Know It's True". … Read More
1992 27 Years Old In 1992, Pilatus and Morvan signed with a new label, Taj, and released Rob & Fab, an album featuring their own voices, but the album only sold around 2,000 copies. … Read More


1996 31 Years Old In the years following the collapse of Milli Vanilli, Rob Pilatus struggled with substance abuse and even suicide attempts. After their unsuccessful comeback, Morvan and Pilatus stopped speaking to each other. In 1996, Pilatus served three months in prison for assault, vandalism, and attempted robbery. … Read More
1998 33 Years Old 1 More Event
On 2 April 1998, on the eve of a promotional tour for a new completed Milli Vanilli album Back and in Attack, featuring Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan on lead vocals, Rob Pilatus was found dead at the age of 32 from a suspected alcohol and prescription pill overdose in "Kent's Cube" in Frankfurt. … Read More
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