Stephen "tWitch" Boss passed away at the age of 40.
Former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss has passed away from suicide at the age of 40. Stephen "tWitch" Boss’ wife Allison Holker confirmed the news of her husband’s passing by sharing a statement. TMZ reported the news first. An investigation is pending, according to an L.A. County coroner’s report.
Allison Holker said in a statement that she has to communicate the death of her husband, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, with the heaviest of hearts, adding that he lit every room he walked into, he appreciated family, friends, and society above all else, and going to lead with love and happiness was everything that him. His wife's statement went on to say that Stephen "tWitch" Boss was the foundation of their family, calling him the best husband and father and an inspiration to his fans.
Allison went on to say that to say Stephen has left a legacy is an understatement, and that his positive influence will be felt by almost everyone, and she is definite that there will not be a single day in the future when they will not honor his memory. She requested privacy during this trying time for herself and their three children in particular. "Everyone loves you, everyone misses you," she concluded, and she will always save the best for him.
According to TMZ, Allison Holker went to the Los Angeles police station and mentioned that her husband had left the house without his car, and afterwards, the LAPD did respond to shots fired at a Los Angeles hotel in which Stephen "tWitch" Boss was discovered dead. Stephen's body was discovered with a self-inflicted bullet wound, and it was determined that he had committed suicide.
Stephen "tWitch" Boss rose to prominence as the runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, and he later served as the house DJ on the Ellen Show from 2014 until the series' conclusion in 2022. In 2020, he was promoted to executive producer of the show. Stephen "tWitch" Boss has also appeared in movies and television shows such as Modern Family, Step Up All In, and Magic Mike XXL. When So You Think You Can Dance returned in 2022, he served as a judge.
Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker married in 2013, and the couple recently commemorated their ninth wedding anniversary. They are the happy parents of three children: Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia. When the couple decided to return as all-stars for So You Think You Can Dance, sparks flew between them, and Allison revealed in 2012 that when the Season 7 wrap party arrived, she knew it was the last time she'd see him, contributing that she didn't plan on attending to the wrap party since she was a mom, but when Stephen texted her to see if she was coming, Allison said she was ready and in the car.
She went on to say that she found him at the other end of the room, that he pointed and made a little come here gesture, and that the two ran upstairs and danced for three straight hours. They both danced the entire evening, according to Stephen "tWitch" Boss, and have been together ever since.
Following the end of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May 2022, Stephen "tWitch" Boss told E! in October that he is enjoying life at home with his family, adding that having the afternoons back has been wonderful. He admitted that he did miss his family from the show, but that it's the upcoming chapter of their lives, and it's been great for them just possessing that moment back, and that's what it's all about. Trying to reflect on his time on the show, he shared the most important lesson he learned: no gesture of kindness is too small.
He went on to say that one does not have to be of any special class or anything to devote a kind act and have it have a cascading effect and that he chooses to believe that occasionally a lot of people prioritize assisting others when it's just like, "You could indeed start right now." Without anything, one can start helping and finding a way to help someone. That is something that he will never forget. Always.
According to sources, Allison Holker is in refusal about her husband's death and feels as if she is living in a nightmare. The SYTYCD alum is devastated by the news and is just trying to keep herself together for the sake of the kids.
We send our deepest condolences to the family.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988, text "STRENGTH" to 741741, or visit 988lifeline.org.