Danny Tidwell, a dancer and finalist on the reality show So You Think You Can Dance, was killed in a car accident on Friday. He was 35.
His brother Travis Wall, a former contestant and Emmy-winning choreographer, announced the news on his Instagram page on Saturday.
"My heart is broken. Yesterday I lost a brother. And we all lost a gift," wrote Wall, 32. "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! 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," he continued. "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."
Wall later wrote on his Instagram Story, "For those asking, my brother Danny was killed yesterday in a car accident. After all he's been thru. I can't believe he was taken away so sudden from us."
Wall shared throwback pics of Tidwell, including shots of him dancing as a child and images of him with his family.
Tidwell, Wall's adopted brother, was a runner up on season three of So You Think You Can Dance in 2007. Wall placed second in the previous season.
Wall also posted on Instagram a video of him and Tidwell performing together in the American Dance Championships when they were kids.
"Danny. Promise me we recreate our first duet together whenever we meet again," he wrote. "Watching this makes me smile. I miss you so much already. #RIP"
(Originally published on Saturday, March 7 at 11:59 a.m. PT)