If You Think You Can Dance, Season 11 star of the show, Serge Onek, has passed away at the age of 33.
Serge Onek passed away at the age of 33.
The So You Think You Can Dance star was confirmed dead on Tuesday but the cause of death has not been revealed yet.
The dancer and choreographer is best known for his appearance on Season 11 of the hit show in 2014. He placed 14th in the competition before being eliminated in the fourth round.
He was born in Ukraine before moving to the United States at the age of three.
In addition to his dance competition appearances, Serge helped choreograph the show and was also on hand to assist the US Olympic figure skating team with training and routines.
He appeared elsewhere on screen, with appearances in the likes of Marvel Agent Carter, Bones, and Jane the Virgin, while also appearing with Kirsty Alley On the 2012 web series 100 Days of Dancing.
His last appearance came in the movie In the Heights directed by John M Choo, which was released in June.
While he said he “literally appeared on screen for two seconds” I was honored to be a part of the project.
In addition to his on-screen appearances, Serge has taught classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
Jim Keith, head of the talent agency told the motion that Serge was represented Entertainment Weekly: “He was a wonderful dancer with a big heart and made an impact in the lives of everyone he met.
“We will really miss him. This is a sad day for us at the agency and for the dance community as a whole.”
Professional dancers were among those who paid their respects online, with Tony Dovolani and Anna Trebunskaya leaving honest comments.
His followers also took to social media to express their grief over the news.
A fan wrote Twitter: “The world lost Serge Onek today. He touched the world of figure skating with his transition from dance to choreography.
“I didn’t know him personally but I certainly benefited from his creative genius. For those who knew and loved him, my heart is with you.”
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Another wrote: “I’m going to miss this sweet guy. I was lucky enough to meet him a few times and watch his beauty on and off the dance floor. What a beautiful soul.”
“Rest in the sweetest peace my friend Serjionic. To everyone who knew him, I send my condolences. #familyovereverything #godbless”
A third commented: “RIP Serge..a blow to the dance community and your fans who count myself among them!”