Famous DJ Stephen 'tWitch' Boss Dead At 40 By Suicide
Stephen "tWitch" Boss, who became famous on "So You Think You Can Dance" before becoming Ellen DeGeneres' DJ on her daily talk show, has died. He was 40. TMZ says that it looks like he committed suicide.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said that Boss was found dead in Encino just before 11:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday.
Online records say that the person killed himself or herself and that the person died in a "hotel/motel." His wife, Allison Holker Boss, who has three children with him, said something public about his death.
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The LAPD said in a statement Wednesday that at 11:20 a.m. local time on Tuesday, officers were sent to a motel in the Encino neighborhood for an "ambulance death investigation." Investigators said that Boss had killed himself.
Boss and his wife, Allison Holker, are both dancers who have been on "So You Think You Can Dance?" and "Dancing with the Stars." The couple got married in 2013, and this week was their ninth anniversary. They have three kids together.
Boss was on "So You Think You Can Dance?" for five years and "Dancing with the Stars" for one year. He was also the resident DJ on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," which he started doing in 2014.
In 2020, he was named one of the show's co-executive producers, and he also hosted the show a few times. This year, when the show ended, DeGeneres paid tribute to Boss.
Over a decade ago, I met someone who changed my life and our show. I'm talking about you, tWitch.- Ellen DeGeneres
She then showed a video package that showed some of his best moments on the show. The host wrote about Boss on the show's Instagram account on Wednesday.
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.- Ellen DeGeneres
Boss has been in a number of movies, including "Hairspray," "Stomp the Yard 2," "Magic Mike XXL," and several "Step Up" movies. Many of these movies are about dance.
This year, Boss and Holker played parents in the holiday special "The Hip Hop Nutcracker," which they both starred in together.
The couple posts videos of themselves together on TikTok and Instagram, where they have a lot of fans. They put up a video of them dancing together just two days before he died.
Last month, the two of them went on the "Jennifer Hudson Show" and talked about their three kids, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3. Weslie is Holker's child from a previous relationship, and Maddox and Zaia are their own children.
Holker said on the show that he and his wife would love to have more kids. Holker told People in an exclusive statement that her husband had died:
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.- Allison Holker
Stephen "tWitch" Boss dead at 40. The friendly DJ for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and dancer who became famous on "So You Think You Can Dance," has died, according to a statement from his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss.
The LA County Medical Examiner says that the boss killed himself. The LA County Coroner's Office finished looking into his death and released the report on Wednesday. The LA County Coroner said that Boss was dead at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday in Encino, which is a suburb of Los Angeles.
Just a few days ago, they celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary. On Wednesday, many people shared videos of him dancing and their memories of him on social media.