In extremely tragic and saddening news, the famous DJ of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Stephen “tWitch” Boss recently passed away at the young age of forty. County officials confirmed that the cause of his death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He is survived by his wife and their three beautiful children.
Needless to say, other personalities of the entertainment industry, as well as fans of the DJ were heartbroken upon hearing this unfortunate and unexpected news and soon enough Twitter was flooded with tributes for him. Among the sea of heartfelt messages left in his memory, one belonged to the host of the show, Ellen DeGeneres herself.
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Ellen DeGeneres Remembers Stephen “tWitch” Boss
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The friendship between Ellen DeGeneres and Stephen “tWitch” Boss was one to be penned down in the books. DeGeneres, who was often seen grooving with Boss on her talk show, once asked him if he knew what was the best addition they made to her show, stating, “tWitch, you want to know my favorite thing that we’ve added?” It’s you.”The duo even performed together on So You Think You Can Dance, the show which introduced the world to one of the best competitors on the show.
It goes without saying that the news of his death was like a punch to the gut for a lot of people, including DeGeneres. She posted a tribute for Boss on her social media accounts where she showed a backstage photo of them adorably embracing each other. She stated that he was her family and that she loved him with all her heart. DeGeneres also added that tWitch was “Pure love and light.”
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. pic.twitter.com/lW8Q5HZonx
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2022
The two even had an emotional chat on The Ellen DeGeneres Show wrapping up after nineteen years, where DeGeneres stated that there hasn’t been a day where the two haven’t put out in the open how much they love each other.
It’s truly heartbreaking to see him leave the world so early, especially seeing how much he meant to the people around him.
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Allison Holker Boss’ Message
Sharing a statement to PEOPLE, tWitch’s wife, Allison Holker Boss said that she was sharing the news of her husband’s passing with the heaviest heart. Holker added that Boss valued his family, friends, and the community and “lit up every room he stepped into.” She stated that was the backbone of their family and the best husband and father. Holker added that there won’t be a day when his memory isn’t honored and asked people to give her family much-needed privacy.
“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.”
At the end of her statement, Holker directly addressed her late, beloved husband stating that she loves and misses him and will always save the last dance for him.
tWitch has certainly left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. The way he was able to spread smiles through his dance and get everyone on their feet was a gift no other possessed.