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Steven ‘tWitch’ Boss, Dancing DJ On The Ellen Show Commits Suicide At The Age Of 40! (Breaking News)

Steven ‘tWitch’ Boss, Dancing DJ On The Ellen Show Commits Suicide At The Age Of 40! (Breaking News)

by December 14, 2022 0 comments

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By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss: Dancing DJ on The Ellen Show dies aged 40

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, best known as the dancing DJ and sidekick on The Ellen Show, has died by suicide at 40.

Confirming the news to People magazine, the TV star’s wife Allison Holker Boss said he was “the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans”.

We’re learning more about the details surrounding the sudden and tragic death of DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss … including what those who interacted with him in the hours leading up to his suicide say they observed.

Sources with direct knowledge tell us Stephen checked into a motel less than one mile from his L.A. home Monday morning. We spoke with motel staffers who say he didn’t appear to be in any sort of distress and wasn’t visibly upset about anything. We’re told the 40-year-old only had a small bag with him and had booked the room for only one night.

It was on Tuesday when tWitch missed his checkout and employees went to his room, where they found him deceased in the bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The staffers we spoke with said no one heard gunfire at any point during tWitch’s stay — which is possible given the motel’s layout — it has separate units, and the structure is in a U-shape.

TMZ broke the story … Stephen’s wife, Allison, was frantic when she reported her husband missing — saying it was not like him at all, and that he’d left his car at home.

It was around 11:15 AM Tuesday when paramedics were called to the hotel and pronounced tWitch dead at the scene.

Boss became an integral part of Ellen DeGeneres’ US talk show from 2014, until it finished earlier this year.

DeGeneres tweeted on Wednesday to say she was “heartbroken” at the news.

She described her colleague and friend as “pure love and light”. “He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart,” she wrote. “I will miss him.”

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to the BBC that its West Valley Division officers responded to an “ambulance death investigation” radio call at a motel on Ventura Boulevard on Tuesday.

There were no signs of foul play and the case has been handed the over to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.

Boss first found fame as a runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008.

One of his dances was nominated for an Emmy for best choreography and he later returned to the show as a judge.

The Alabama-born entertainer went on to work as an actor, starring in Step Up and later Magic Mike XXL, and was also made an executive producer on The Ellen Show in 2020. caption,

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Before the show ended in May, DeGeneres surprised him with a special tribute: “Over a decade ago, I met someone who changed my life, and our show… And I’m talking about you Twitch.”

“I love you so much,” she told him, noting how “you always make me smile and laugh” with a dance or a song.

An emotional Boss replied: “I love you and also I love the family that we’ve gained, and something that I’ll always remember was you gave me a place where I can just be myself.

DJ Stephen 'Twitch' Boss dancing with Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres on the show in 2015
Image caption,The TV personality pictured dancing with Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres on the show in 2015

“I came here to dance one time, to do a dance course for you, and now I’ve gained a family.”

He added: “And whether I was a real DJ or not, I always felt at home!”

Paying tribute on Wednesday, his wife, a fellow dancer with whom he co-hosted Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, said: “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into.”

She added: “He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him.”

Stephen "Twitch" Boss and Allison Holker, pictured together last week in LA at the Critics Choice Association's Celebration of Black Cinema & Television
Image caption,Boss and Allison Holker, pictured together last week in LA at the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television

“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

The couple, who met on the all-star season of So You Think You Can Dance, had three children.

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson urged the family to “stay strong”, saying online he was “so sorry to hear the heart-breaking news”.

“I’ve lost a lot of friends to the struggle,” he noted. “You never know what’s happening between the ears.”

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