Remembering her buddy. Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute to her former DJ, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, after the dancer died by reported suicide on Tuesday, December 13, at age 40.
“I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and lightweight,” DeGeneres, 64, wrote through Instagram on Wednesday, December 14, alongside a photograph of her hugging her fellow tv character. “He was my household, and I liked him with all my coronary heart. I’ll miss him. Please ship your love and assist to Allison and his lovely youngsters — Weslie, Maddox and Zaia.”
Boss joined The Ellen DeGeneres Present because the discuss present host’s in-house DJ in 2014 and have become a co-executive producer of this system in August 2020. After the daytime TV sequence’ closing episode in Could, DeGeneres shared a clip through Twitter that detailed how she and the choreographer grew to become acquainted.
“I was an enormous fan of So You Assume You Can Dance, and I needed to do a dance. So, the producers of So You Assume You Can Dance set me up with tWitch. tWitch came to visit to my home and he helped me attempt to copy it,” the comic defined within the video. “It was like a crash course in attending to know one another … and he was so affected person with me. That was my preliminary love for him … we simply bonded over studying the dance collectively.”
The hip hop freestyler, for his half, shared a heartfelt message after the sequence finale of Ellen.
“How do I say goodbye to a present that modified my life in so some ways? I suppose if there was a solution to this it could be to ship the showcase with as a lot love as attainable. Via ideas, actions and as Ellen would say earlier than we left the present every day, ‘Take this (feeling within the room) out into the world and unfold it.’ That’s how I’ll say goodbye to this present and the moments that had been created,” he wrote through Instagram alongside photographs of him and the Discovering Nemo actress.
The California native is survived by his spouse, fellow SYTYCD alum Allison Holker, and their three youngsters: Maddox, 6, Zaia, 3, and Weslie, 14, Holker’s daughter from a earlier relationship whom Boss adopted.
TMZ reported that Holker, 34, knowledgeable officers on the Los Angeles Police Division in the future earlier than her husband’s dying that he had left their dwelling with out his automotive, which was uncommon habits for him. Police later acquired a name a few capturing at a resort in L.A., the place the Ellen alum was discovered useless.
Holker — who wed Boss in 2013 — spoke out about her loss on Wednesday.
“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I’ve to share my husband Stephen has left us,” the Dancing With the Stars alum mentioned in an announcement to Folks. “Stephen lit up each room he stepped into. He valued household, mates and group above all else and main with love and lightweight was every part to him. He was the spine of our household, the most effective husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers.”
The DJ’s dying got here simply three days after he and his spouse celebrated their ninth wedding ceremony anniversary.
“It’s our ninth anniversary!! I couldn’t be extra grateful to have fun this good magical day!!!” Holker wrote through Instagram on Saturday, December 10. “Saying YES to @sir_twitch_alot has been top-of-the-line choices I’ve ever made in my life!! I really feel so blessed and liked!! I like you child and I’ll by no means take you or OUR love as a right! I LOVE YOU.”
For those who or somebody you already know is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the 988 Suicide & Disaster Lifeline at 988.