'So You Think You Can Dance' Star Serge Onik Dead at 33

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday August 26, 2021
Originally published on August 25, 2021

Serge Onik, best known for his appearances on the competition show "So You Think You Can Dance" and the 2021 film "In the Heights," has died at 33, reported E! News.

A rep confirmed the performer's passing on Aug. 24.

"He was an amazing dancer with a huge heart and he touched the lives of everyone who met him," said Jim Keith, president of The Movement Talent Agency, in a statement. "He will be truly missed. This is a sad day for us at the agency and for the dance community as a whole. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this time."

Onik's other notable television credits included "Agent Carter," "Bones" and "Jane the Virgin."

"My heart is broken. Besides being such an incredible talent, you were a great friend," said TV host Kristyn Burtt in an Instagram post. "You will be so missed, @sergeonik."

After appearing in Lin-Manuel Miranda's movie adaptation of "In The Heights," Onik expressed his humble gratitude to be a part of the project.

"It's such a privilege to be part of a movie that represents the cultures and peoples and dance genre that basically raised me and I owe my whole everything to," he wrote in part on June 15. "Working with this choreo team aka the dream team."

At this time, the details surrounding Serge's death are unknown.