Tidwell, the runner-up from Season 3 of the Fox reality show, was killed in a car accident on Friday. Tidwell's adopted brother and fellow SYTYCD alum, Travis Wall, announced the news on Instagram. “Yesterday I lost a brother. And we all lost a gift,” he wrote, posting a slideshow of photos of Tidwell. “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!” Legendary choreographer Debbie Allen paid tribute to Tidwell on Instagram: "Danny Tidwell, our beautiful dancing genius "Prince amongst Paupers" you are in God's Ensemble. We will always speak your name with love and respect. See you on the other side. Love, Mama D." Meanwhile, SYTYCD co-creator and judge Nigel Lythgoe tweeted: "We have lost one of the most brilliant dancers we have ever had on SYTYCD. God bless you Danny Tidwell. May your talent shine as brightly in Heaven as it did on Earth. RIP."