Ellen Degeneres is paying tribute to her show’s DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss. The DJ/dancer took his own life via suicide on Tuesday, December 13th, per TMZ. Now, his former boss and dear friend is opening up about the loss of her “family” and this is clearly a devastating blow. Read on for more details.
Ellen Degeneres Pays Tribute To ‘Family’ DJ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss
Earlier today, it was reported that tWitch had taken his own life at the tender age of 40. His wife, Allison Holker was alarmed when he left the house without his car. Shortly after she reported this to the LAPD, the police got a call from a local hotel where a gunshot had gone off. Unfortunately, it was her husband who had killed himself. Many people knew him as the house DJ on Ellen’s show, starting in 2014 and remaining there until it ended this year.
He also received executive producer credit starting in 2020. According to The Sun, she has broken her silence via her Instagram. Alongside a sweet photo of the two in an embrace, the comedian wrote this: “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.”
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She was not the only celebrity who mourned his loss. Under her tribute, celebs flocked including Olivia Munn, who wrote: “Absolutely heartbreaking.” Additionally, Katie Couric posted a line of black heart emojis while Sophia Grace posted: “So heartbreaking 💔🙏🏼” Finally, Jada Pinkett Smith posted separately: My condolences to all his loved ones that he has left behind. We had a lot of good times on the set of Magic Mike. He was so sweet, kind and generous.”
So Much More To Him
Though many knew tWitch from his work with Ellen Degeneres, he was also a respected dancer. He had been on So You Think You Can Dance and starred in the Step Up films. Furthermore, as Jada Pinkett Smith mentioned, he played Malik in Magic Mike XXL alongside Channing Tatum. His wife, Allison Holker was also a well-respected dancer, having been on SYTYCD and DWTS, making it to the finals.
The two had just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary mere days before this happened. He leaves behind three children, two with Allison and one that she brought into the marriage. This is hard for everyone who knew and loved him, the fans who watched him daily, as well. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, you are not alone. Call or text 988 and get help. You matter.