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DJ Stephen tWitch Boss, known for So You Think You Can Dance, passes away by suicide at 40; Ellen DeGeneres pays tribute

DJ Stephen tWitch Boss death: Hollywood actor, dancer, and DJ Stephen tWitch Boss died at the age of 40. He reportedly committed suicide on December 13th. Boss gained notoriety as a participant in The Wade Robson Project on MTV. After serving as a guest DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, his popularity reached new heights. Boss […]

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DJ Stephen tWitch Boss death: Hollywood actor, dancer, and DJ Stephen tWitch Boss died at the age of 40. He reportedly committed suicide on December 13th. Boss gained notoriety as a participant in The Wade Robson Project on MTV. After serving as a guest DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, his popularity reached new heights. Boss leaves behind his wife and three kids.

DJ Stephen tWitch Boss dies at 40

Stephen tWitch Boss reportedly committed suicide at the age of 40. He was well-known for appearing on series including So You Think You Can Dance and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The news was verified on Page Six. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Boss’s body was found by cops in a Los Angeles hotel room. According to his wife Allison Holker, Boss left his house without a car, which was highly improbable for him. His suicide’s specific cause is still unknown. He reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to reports.

DJ Stephen tWitch Boss’s wife Allison’s statement 

The three kids and wife of Stephen tWitch Boss, Allison Holker, are left behind. The death of Boss was confirmed by Holker in a statement to People. She said, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us.” She added, “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.”

She further said, “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt.” And stated, “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 said, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

Ellen DeGeneres’s heartbroken message 

American comedian Ellen DeGeneres shared a lovely photo with Boss where they can be seen backstage hugging each other warmly. Along the photo, Ellen wrote, “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 (sic).”

 

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About Boss’s work Legacy

The Wade Robson Project on MTV is where Stephen tWitch Boss gained his notoriety. He quickly rose to the position of runner-up on Star Search. In 2008, he also participated in So You Think You Can Dance. In 2022, when the programme returned, he was a judge.

Boss debuted as a guest DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014. He then joined permanently and in 2020 was elevated to co-executive producer. Along with Allison, Boss had co-hosted Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. In addition to this, he appeared in other movies and TV shows, such as Magic Mike XXL, Modern Family, and others.

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First published on: Dec 15, 2022 10:16 AM IST
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