Stephen Boss ‘DJ tWitch’ a popular dancer and co-producer of the Ellen DeGeneres TV show, has died at the age of 40.
Allison Holker, Boss’s wife, reported to a Los Angeles police station on Tuesday that the disc jockey had left home without his vehicle, which she claimed was unusual.
Following that, paramedics were called to a medical emergency at a hotel in Los Angeles, where Stephen was later found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to TMZ.
The celebrity dancer appeared on the Ellen show from 2014 until May 2022, when it was cancelled.
Allison Holker Boss said, “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him.
She added, “He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. Stephen, we love you, we miss you.”
Allison Holker, who is also a dancer promised her late husband that, she will “always save the last dance” for him.
“I’m heartbroken,” Ellen DeGeneres wrote on her social media page alongside a photo of the pair hugging. “tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children — Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”
I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia. pic.twitter.com/lW8Q5HZonx
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2022
“Nobody made him smile like you did,” Andy Lassner, the former executive producer of “The Elen DeGeneres Show,” wrote in the comments along with a heart emoji.
Warner Bros. Television Group, the studio behind the show, also issued a statement:
“We are shocked and heartbroken by the tragic news of the passing of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss. tWitch was a multi-faceted talent and integral part of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and our Warner Bros. Television Group family. He had the ability to bring communities of people together each day to share in joy and laughter. Most importantly, he was a beloved friend, husband, and father. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family, friends, and fans.”
Thousand of fans around the world are mourning the date of the celebrity dancer and DJ.
How I remember tWitch the So You Think You Can Dance All-Star😔 where ever you are I hope you are dancing💐 pic.twitter.com/RLR8gEuVw7
— Kat (@attackkittykat) December 14, 2022
A Twitter user said, “I’ve been watching so you think you can dance for majority of my life & i remember him auditioning. he’s one of the best dancers i had ever seen. he went on to being an all-star, mentor, & judge. it was beautiful getting to see that growth. my heart hurts. RIP Twitch. ♥️”
i’ve been watching so you think you can dance for majority of my life & i remember him auditioning. he’s one of the best dancers i had ever seen. he went on to being an all-star, mentor, & judge. it was beautiful getting to see that growth. my heart hurts. RIP Twitch. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/3XrkTEEjq8
— + (@_wegotthejaz) December 14, 2022
I used to watch So You Think You Can Dance all of the time. RIP to tWitch, Maestro of Dance and Music pic.twitter.com/wuPt6biObu
— LockDownBets (@impulse020) December 14, 2022
Stephen “tWitch” Boss — a dancer who rose to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance” & brightened the lives of many on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” has died. Sending my condolences to his family and the dance community. This talented force won’t be forgotten. Rest In Power, tWitch 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/eWPr6pgrTz
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) December 14, 2022
Omg not TWITCH 😳😭😭
He was such a light in every room. I remember when he was on “So you think you can dance #sytycd”
You never know what people are going through behind their smile #RIPTwitch 😢 #SuicidePrevention pic.twitter.com/nuz3WCdVQQ https://t.co/qwE9GbE2HI
— 🐲𝕷𝖞𝖓🐉 (@lyndashinobi) December 14, 2022
I can't believe this is real. I remember watching you on "so you think you can dance" as a kid. I'm heartbroken for your family and the pain you must've gone through to take your own life. I hope you are at peace 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/fZh56ReFjj
— WhereDaBlerdsAt??? (@JasmineKenshin) December 14, 2022
“The season Twitch was on So You Think You Can Dance is one of the best they ever had, and this dance he does with Katee Shean is all time legendary status. #RIPTwitch”
The season Twitch was on So You Think You Can Dance is one of the best they ever had, and this dance he does with Katee Shean is all time legendary status. #RIPTwitch pic.twitter.com/p9F6th6htF
— Momin Qureshi (@MominYQureshi) December 14, 2022
The news about twitch really ruined my whole ass day. I’ve watched him from so you think you can dance, to step up then to Ellen’s DJ. he was such a bright soul from the beginning. I’m sending so so much love to his wife and children, I cannot imagine what they’re going through😭
— 𝙲 𐀔 (@cvssiexx) December 14, 2022
holy shit… the memories I have growing up watching Twitch on So You Think You Can Dance, he was such a light. this was truly the most shocking news to wake up to. 🙁 https://t.co/9Fs4vis7Hy
— marisa (@soulofamans) December 14, 2022
I use to love him when I watched Ellen #SuicidePrevention https://t.co/XypGLuoNYM
— † Strongbags.eth † /plasticbags (@strongbags116) December 14, 2022
Several topics have been trending in relations to Twitch’s death, #SuicideAwareness #SuicidePrevention #SoYouThinkYouCanDance #RipTwitch
RIP Twitch 💔
— banessa (@yyzvee) December 14, 2022
You’ll be missed by brother. You’ll be missed. Thanks for always laughing and smiling with me.
Stephen “tWitch” gone way too soon 💔💔💔. RIP tWitch. pic.twitter.com/rxthGUTPLZ
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) December 14, 2022
RIP Twitch. Dancing legend. Praying for his wife and 3 kids. pic.twitter.com/RosGRKiIEo
— Vanessa Vega-Rivera (@MizzVanieV) December 14, 2022
Twitch posted this a couple of days ago.
You never know what someone is battling inside. RIP Twitch.pic.twitter.com/8TNfPZmdiz
— We Vote, We Win! 🧢 (@VaTechPhiDelt) December 14, 2022
Ellen DeGeneres has spoken out on social media about the death of Stephen "tWitch" Boss. #twitch #RIP #memoriam #ellenshow #DJ #suicide #suicideprevention #celebritynews #ellendegeneres #ellen #theellenshow pic.twitter.com/fkgLluJmN5
— Daily Blast LIVE (@dailyblastlive) December 14, 2022
RIP Twitch only the real ones have been following you since SYTYCD such a great dancer 🥺🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/uwuGzZS9gr
— Florence Fadiga (@fluette) December 14, 2022
I FUCKING HATE THIS YEAR! Twitch is a giant reason why I started dancing and dancing is what gave me so much confidence in life! This really feels like a piece of me is dying with one! RIP twitch ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jHnNaHbiAX
— GameboyJones (@GameboyJones) December 14, 2022
Men, BLACK MEN, please talk about what’s going on in your mind & emotions! You’re needed and you’re worth it! If you feel it, SAY IT! We love you!✊🏾🌟 #SuicidePrevention pic.twitter.com/1pktdkleEg
— ⚜️King Ralph Harmon⚜️ (@iGQRalph) December 14, 2022
help what is going ON 😭 rip twitch trending with Ellen DeGeneres. #SuicidePrevention #hinata pic.twitter.com/WKtkrk1sK4
— ً (@girlfriendazai) December 14, 2022
Normalize conversations on suicide.
The more we avoid, ignore, or shame it, the stronger it gets.
Educate yourself, learn, be curious, & don't panic if someone you love experiences suicidal ideation.
Empathize and understand. Be supportive. #mentalhealth #SuicidePrevention https://t.co/NjzDtjXOib
— Stefan (@StefawnVS) December 14, 2022
We will always remember Stephen “tWitch” Boss for the light and joy he brought into our lives and into the hearts of so many. We grieve alongside his family, loved ones and fans. tWitch, we will miss you dearly. #SYTYCD pic.twitter.com/QP2Dg7fw7v
— So You Think You Can Dance (@DANCEonFOX) December 14, 2022
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