Stephen "tWitch" Boss, the renowned DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, passed away. He was 40 years old. Boss' wife, Allison Holker, confirmed the news in a statement, writing: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us.
Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading with love and light was everything to him. He was the backbone of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his fans." Holker went on to say: "To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt.
I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children. Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you." TMZ reports Holker "frantically" visited the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday (13 December) to report that Boss had uncharacteristically left home without his car.
Boss was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot at an LA hotel after police responded to a call about a shooting.
Stephen "tWitch" Boss
Boss was a beloved figure on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he served as the show's resident DJ since 2014.
He quickly became a fan favorite for his infectious energy and outgoing personality. In addition to his work on the show, Boss also appeared on several other TV programs and films, including So You Think You Can Dance and Magic Mike XXL.
Fans and colleagues alike took to social media to express their condolences and share their memories of Boss. Many noted his positive impact on the entertainment industry and on the lives of those who knew him. Stephen "tWitch" Boss will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.