Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the amiable DJ for the Ellen DeGeneres Show and dancer, has died at age 40. Boss was pronounced dead around 11:25 a.m. on December 13th, 2022. He allegedly committed suicide in a motel in Los Angeles’ Encino neighborhood, about a mile from his home. Staff at the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, Calif., told TMZ that the star did not appear visibly upset upon checking in. Stephen’s wife, Allison Holker, confirmed his death through a statement in which she described the kind of person her husband was.
In the statement, his wife continued to speak about the legacy tWitch has left behind. “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” she added. “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.”
The 40-year-old dancer has been a star since the early 2000s. In 2003, Stephen was a semifinalist on MTV’s “The Wade Robson Project” and was also a runner-up in the television talent competition “Star Search.” His light had only just started to shine, as 2008 was the beginning of greater fame for the Alabama native. He won another runner-up position on “So You Think You Can Dance.” However, the highlight was when he later returned to serve as a judge for the dance competition.
In 2014, TV mogul Ellen DeGeneres hired tWitch as the DJ for her popular daytime talk show. He later became a co-executive producer of the show. He held both job titles until the show went off the air this year. The late choreographer also made cameos in several high-profile films and television shows like “Magic Mike XXL” and “Modern Family.”
On November 15, Boss shared a quote from Commanding Life’s Instagram account. “You are always attracting the support and resources needed to complete your life vision. Trust that the universe is working behind the scenes to move you closer to the fulfillment of your dreams. Don’t give up; keep going. You have what it takes to succeed. You’re not far from what you desire. It will manifest soon. Get ready to receive more than you can imagine.” – He wrote.
Twitch was loved by his family, friends, and fans. He made a huge impact in the entertainment industry, which was evident from the social media posts shared by celebrities. Ellen shared a tweet with a picture of herself and tWitch, saying she’s heartbroken. Other celebrities who paid their tributes include Michelle Obama, Jessica Alba, Dwayne Johnson, Dwayne Wade, Alicia Keys, and more.
Stephan tWitch Boss is survived by Holker and their three children: Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3. He was a happy soul who spread love, laughter, and dance moves wherever he went. His colorful personality and career inspired many, and his legacy will live on.