Ellen DeGeneres Calls Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss ‘Magic’ After Death

Grieving a pal. Ellen DeGeneres remains to be sharing glimpses of her favourite moments with late DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss practically two weeks after he died by suicide.

“He was magic,” the comic, 64, tweeted on Friday, December 23, alongside a clip from The Ellen DeGeneres Present, which aired its closing episode in Could.

Within the footage, the speak present host instructed viewers: “You all know we’re fortunate to have an incredible dancer right here on the present. Me — after which tWitch can also be right here.”

DeGeneres went on so as to add that the So You Suppose You Can Dance alum had “danced along with his personal emoji, and it was exhausting to inform which tWitch was which.” She then launched a sport referred to as “Can tWitch Dance With What’s Behind Him?”

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The Alabama native took to the ground and was instructed to repeat the strikes of dancers exhibiting up on a display behind him. He proceeded to aim the Charleston, Irish step dance and Russian people actions earlier than imitating the flailing inflatable tubes usually discovered at automobile dealerships. Final however not least, Boss tried his hand at doing the worm.

The throwback video was certainly one of many tributes DeGeneres has shared within the wake of Boss’ loss of life. Us Weekly confirmed that the dancer handed away at age 40 on December 13, and his loss of life was later dominated a suicide by medical experts in Los Angeles.

“The previous 11 days have been actually powerful for everybody. Everyone seems to be in ache and making an attempt to make sense of it,” the Discovering Dory star stated in one other video shared on Friday. “We [may] by no means make sense of it. And the vacations are exhausting, I feel, anyway. However to honor tWitch, I feel one of the best factor that we will do is to snicker and hug one another, play video games and dance and sing. That’s the way in which we honor him.”

She continued: “I do know it appears exhausting — it appears not possible. However that’s how we honor him. And hug one another and inform one another we love one another. … Pleased holidays, everyone. I do know it’s not a contented vacation. However he was pure gentle … When you didn’t know him, you noticed it. Let’s honor him and take into consideration him and ship love to 1 one other.”

Boss labored alongside DeGeneres because the in-house DJ on her daytime speak present from 2014 till its conclusion. He turned a co-executive producer of this system in 2020.

The Step Up 3D actor is survived by his spouse, Allison Holker, whom he wed in December 2013. After their nuptials, Boss adopted her daughter from a earlier relationship, Weslie, now 14. The couple went on to welcome son Maddox, 6, and daughter Zaia, 3.

Holker, 34, returned to social media on Wednesday, December 21, after beforehand addressing her husband’s loss of life in an emotional assertion. “My ONE and ONLY Oh how my coronary heart aches. We miss you a lot,” she captioned an Instagram selfie with Boss.

One week prior, the Dancing With the Stars alum mourned her household’s loss whereas honoring the “legacy” Boss left behind. “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, one of the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers,” she stated on December 14, concluding: “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I’ll all the time save the final dance for you.”

When you or somebody you understand is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the 988 Suicide & Disaster Lifeline at 988.