Ellen’s Andy Lassner Pays Tribute

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Honoring a pal. Andy Lassner paid tribute to the late Stephen “tWitch” Boss after the dancer’s dying at age 40.

“Relaxation, my pal,” the previous Ellen DeGeneres Present govt producer, 55, tweeted on Wednesday, December 14. The Daytime Emmy winner included a throwback picture that confirmed him, Boss and Ellen DeGeneres in a automobile for a phase from the speak present, which aired its remaining episode in Could.

Us Weekly confirmed on Wednesday that the Magic Mike XXL actor died on Tuesday, December 13. In keeping with TMZ, Boss’ spouse, Allison Holker, instructed Los Angeles Police Division officers on Tuesday that Boss had left their dwelling with out his automobile, which was uncommon. Police later obtained a name reporting a taking pictures at a lodge in L.A., the place Boss was discovered useless of an obvious suicide.

The So You Assume You Can Dance star, 34, later addressed her husband’s dying in a heartbreaking assertion. “It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I’ve to share my husband Stephen has left us,” she stated on Wednesday. “Stephen lit up each room he stepped into. He valued household, buddies and group above all else and main with love and light-weight was the whole lot to him. He was the spine of our household, one of the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers.”

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The Dancing With the Stars alum continued: “To say he left a legacy can be an understatement, and his constructive influence will proceed to be felt. I’m sure there received’t be a day that goes by that we received’t honor his reminiscence. We ask for privateness throughout this troublesome time for myself and particularly for our three youngsters. Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I’ll at all times save the final dance for you.”

Boss was first featured as a visitor DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Present in 2014. Six years later, he turned an govt producer on the speak present, which he additionally cohosted.

Although Lassner’s principal function was behind the digital camera, he typically joined the comic, 64, and Boss for sketches that includes the present’s superstar company. In a single recurring phase, he accompanied stars to haunted homes on Halloween, as DeGeneres knew the producer was simply frightened.

After Boss’ dying, the speak present host issued her personal emotional assertion about her former costar. “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light-weight,” she wrote through Instagram on Wednesday alongside a photograph of herself hugging the dance professional. “He was my household, and I cherished him with all my coronary heart. I’ll miss him. Please ship your love and help to Allison and his stunning youngsters – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”

Within the feedback, Lassner added: “No person made him smile such as you did.”

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