“So You Think You Can Dance” star Danny Tidwell has died. He was 35.
On Saturday, Tidwell’s brother, Travis Wall, who additionally serves because the dance present’s choreographer, confirmed the information in a heartbreaking put up on his Instagram.
“My heart is broken. Yesterday I lost a brother . And we all lost a gift. I’m not ready. But I never think I will be. Because I can’t believe this is real. I can’t believe you’re gone. You were more than my brother. You were my inspiration. I idolized you growing up. Wanted to dance just like you. Wanted to be you!” Wall wrote.
The touching tribute continued: “I want I may soar in your arms once more like we used to after we have been children and onstage dancing. We will all keep in mind the enjoyment and fervour you dropped at everybody you got here in touch with by means of out your journey. A journey minimize to brief. You are a legend. And I really like you a lot Danny. Rest In Peace my brother. I can’t consider I’m even typing this . Please pray for my mother and my household throughout this tough time.
A trigger of dying has but to be revealed.
In a second put up, Wall shared a throwback video of the siblings throughout their first duet onstage.
“Danny. Promise me we recreate our first duet collectively every time we meet once more. Watching this makes me smile. I miss you a lot already. #RIP,” he captioned the clip.
Tidwell was a famend dancer who was the runner-up of season three of the dance present in 2007. He was 22 when he competed on the present. According to The New York Times, Tidwell was adopted by Wall’s mom, Denise Wall, at the age of 12. The dancer mentioned his upbringing on the present years in the past.
“When I used to be youthful, I received into quite a bit of hassle. Getting the chance to bounce actually received me out of that,” Tidwell advised the present.
Tidwell skilled at the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington earlier than coaching below his adopted mom. He reportedly was a member of the American Ballet Theater.
Debbie Allen, who served as a decide on Tidwell’s season, paid tribute to the late dancer on Twitter.
“Danny Tidwell our stunning dancing genius ‘Prince amongst Paupers’ you might be in God’s Ensemble. We will all the time converse your title with love and respect. See you on the opposite aspect. Love, Mama D,” Allen wrote.