‘He gave us so much joy’: Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Famous DJ from ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ – Commits Suicide in LA Hotel Room

Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss has left the world in a state of shock. The dancer-DJ committed suicide in a Los Angeles hotel room, as reported by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. He was famously known for his stint on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a DJ and then co-executive producer, and also for his numerous appearances on Fox’s dance reality show So You Think You Can Dance over the years.

Allison Holker Boss’s heartfelt farewell to her late husband Stephen Boss

Allison Holker shares heartfelt farewell for late husband Stephen Boss
Allison Holker and Stephen Boss

News of tWitch’s death was first reported by TMZ, and later confirmed by his wife, Allison Holker Boss in a heart-wrenching message both to the world and her late husband. Holker said,

“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. 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. 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 Boss and Allison Holker on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Allison says she will save the last dance for 'tWitch'
Dance partners forever

She also had a heartfelt message for her husband personally,

“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

The couple had been together since their 2010 stint on So You Think You Can Dance. They tied the knot in 2013 and share three kids.

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Stephen Boss had a memorable career

Stephen "tWitch" Boss dead at 40
Gone too soon

The late freestyle dancer started out in Hollywood back in 2003. He was a contestant on MTV’s The Wade Robson Project, and a runner-up on the talent competition Star Search.

Then he went on to participate in So You Think You Can Dance, where he was a runner-up again. He then became a guest DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014 and got promoted to co-executive producer in 2020.

His acting stints, mainly as a dancer, included movies like Magic Mike XXL and films from the Step Up franchise. He also made a cameo on Modern Family. He was also a judge on So You Think You Can Dance’s 17th season, which aired in 2022.

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Fans mourn the star gone too soon

Boss’ death is as shocking as it is tragic. He and Holker celebrated their 9th anniversary only 4 days ago and somehow things transpired so much for the worst.

Fans took to Twitter to share their grief and condolences.

One of his former co-workers also shared her experience working with Boss.

All the fans collectively wished strength to his family and paid tribute in their own way to the much-loved icon.

Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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