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'So You Think You Can Dance' star Danny Tidwell has died in a car accident aged 35

The dancer married partner David Benaym in 2014

2020-03-09

Words: Steve Brown

So You Think You Can Dance finalist Danny Tidwell has died in a car accident aged 35.

The dancer – who married partner David Benaym in 2014 – became well-known as a finalist on the reality dance competition back in 2007 where he lost to Sabra Johnson.

Over the weekend, his adoptive brother, choreographer Travis Wall, revealed that Danny has sadly died in a car accident at the age of 35.

Writing on Instagram, Travis said: “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!

 
 
 
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“I wish I could jump in your arms again like we used to when we were kids and onstage dancing.

“We will all remember the joy and passion you brought to everyone you came in contact with through out your journey.

“A journey cut to short. You are a legend. And I love you so much Danny.

“Rest In Peace my brother. I can’t believe I’m even typing this. Please pray for my mom and my family during this difficult time.”