Loved celebrity, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Disney+ host and DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, has died by suicide at 40 years old. Boss’ wife, Allison Holker, confirmed his passing in a statement to People.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he stepped into,” the statement said.
“He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
Holker continued: “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.”
“We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children. Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”
Boss began his DJ position on “The Ellen Show” in 2014 and stayed with that job until the show ended in 2022. In 2020, DeGeneres named him an executive producer.
Boss was known across many spheres of Hollywood, finishing second on Season 4 of “So You Think You Can Dance”, dancing as an extra in big films and shows.
As a choreographer, he worked with K-pop artists Seven and Big Bang, and was also a co-founder of CLI Studios, which offers online dance classes with top choreographers.
Boss had been married to Holker since 2013, and the couple recently hosted the Disney+ docuseries “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” together.
Boss is not only survived by his wife but also by his three children: Zaia (3), Maddox (6) and Weslie (14).
Written by Jules Keohane
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