Friends and family members took to social media to mourn Chitwood.
A representative for the Louisville Turner Circus said Chitwood worked in a variety of roles for the circus.
“Our hearts are impossibly broken,” the circus said in a statement. “Kevin was a friend to all, and a hardworking member of our club. Whether he was backstage at the circus, filming a routine, lifting his daughter in the air, working the snack bar at the pool, managing the pool, painting the pool or any other of the tasks he took on – he had a smile on his face.”