Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, Former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ, Found Dead from Suicide at 40
The wife of Stephen tWitch Boss, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed his death in an exclusive statement saying, “He was the
The wife of Stephen tWitch Boss, Allison Holker Boss, confirmed his death in an exclusive statement saying, “He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans.”
He passed away from suicide just at the age of 40.
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Stephen tWitch Boss Leaves Legacy of Laughter and Love
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us,” Boss’ wife, Allison Holker Boss, 34, confirms exclusively in a statement to PEOPLE. “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. 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,” she continued. “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.”
Closing her statement, Allison shared a message for her husband. “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you,” she concluded.
TMZ had been the first ones to respond to the news.
Boss became famous as he was a contestant on MTV’s “The Wade Robson Project” before he became a runner up on “Star Search.”
Boss Has Been a Staple on TV for Well Over a Decade
He later than competed on “So You Think You Can Dance” back in 2008, ending as a runner up in season four and returning as an All Star.
He then was a judge on the show when it returned back in 2022.
Thank GIF it’s Friday! #TGIF @Official_tWitch pic.twitter.com/owLNJNDskI— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 15, 2022
Back in 2014, Boss joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as a guest DJ. He eventually became permanent on the series and was elevated to co-executive producer status in 2020.
The late star previously co-hosted Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings with Allison. He also appeared in many high-profile films and shows, including Magic Mike XXL, Modern Family and Step Up All In.
Just a thought pic.twitter.com/wawGZMm3Xu— Stephen tWitch Boss (@official_tWitch) October 14, 2022
Offscreen, Boss frequently posted fun dance videos with wife Allison — who also competed on SYTYCD — on social media. Their kids would often join the pair in their dance video posts.
Boss is survived by his wife Allison as well as children Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.
LA County Coroner Preliminary Ruling on Stephen tWitch Boss Cause of Death
The investigator on Boss’ case was Investigator Simpson of LA County.
The Deputy Medical Examiner was Dr. Carillo and he shared that it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Snoop Dogg shares a cute video of him and tWitch sharing a dance on the Ellen show in his Instagram post, captioning, “RIP tWitch. Save a dance for me.”
Leah Remini shared hers as well.
And his old friend, DeGeneres (not often at a loss for words) struggled to come up with a response for her friend’s loss, writing on Instagram, “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.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health (and you are in the United States), dial 988 to be connected with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.