'So You Think You Can Dance' Finalist Danny Tidwell Dead at the Age of 35

Rodolfo Vieira
Mar 08, 2020
04:38 P.M.
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Danny Tidwell, the renowned dancer and finalist from season 3 of "So You Think You Can Dance," has recently passed away at the age of 35 in a car crash.


The heartbreaking news was shared by his brother, fellow dancer and Emmy-winning choreographer Travis Wall, who took to Instagram to pay tribute to Tidwell.



Wall posted a series of photos of his late brother along with a few words honoring his life and the impact he had on him, especially when it comes to dancing.

According to Wall, Tidwell was his inspiration and someone he always looked up to while growing up. Wall also wrote that he wished he could jump into his brother's arms like they used to do when they were children.


Wall, who was a runner-up on the second season of "So You Think You Can Dance," went on to remember the difference Tidwell made in so many lives:

“We will all remember the joy and passion you brought to everyone you came in contact with throughout your journey. A journey cut too short. You are a legend. And I love you so much, Danny. Rest In Peace, my brother."

Danny Tidwell from "So You Think You Can Dance" performing live with nine other finalists at the Rose Garden arena in Portland, Oregon | Photo: Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images


The grieving brother finished his tribute with three broken hearts and asked fans to pray for their family, especially for their mother, during this difficult time.

Following the 35-year-old's death, celebrities such as Abby Lee Miller, Debbie Allen and Paula Abdul paid their respects to Tidwell



But Wall wasn't the only one who used social media to share his loss with the world. David Benaym, Tidwell's husband, also honored his memory with an emotional message:

"We loved each other so much, he was and always will be family. He made me the happiest for so many years, we were able to create so much together."

The news reporter described Tidwell as the love of his life, as well as a beloved friend, artist, a talented angel, a fierce mind and a legendary dancer.



Benaym also promised that he will never be forgotten and that he will continue to tell Tidwell's story in order to continue his legacy and to celebrate his life.

Following the 35-year-old's death, celebrities such as Abby Lee Miller, Debbie Allen and Paula Abdul paid their respects to Tidwell, who shall always be remembered for his fantastic performances on stage.