DJ for Ellen DeGeneres Show Stephen tWitch Boss passed away at age 40


DJ for Ellen DeGeneres Show Stephen tWitch Boss passed away at age 40; according to a statement sent to CNN by his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the affable DJ for “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and dancer who gained renown on “So You Think You Can Dance,” has passed away.

He was 40.

In a statement, Holker Boss said, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to tell my husband Stephen has left us. “Stephen brought light into every space he entered. Above all else, he treasured his family, friends, and community. He believed that the best way to lead was to lead with love and light. He was our family’s rock, the best husband and father, and an example to his followers.

It would be an understatement to say that he left a legacy, and his beneficial influence will still be felt, she continued. There won’t be a day that we don’t remember him; I’m optimistic about that. We ask for privacy in this trying time for myself and especially for our three kids.

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Regarding the reason for his passing, nothing further was said.

CNN has contacted the LAPD and the LA County Coroner for comment.

“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you,” Holker Boss said in closing.

Just a few days ago, the couple celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary.

Many people uploaded videos of him dancing and their memories of him on social media on Wednesday as they paid tribute to him.

“I will never forget Twitch as a lovely and sweet person. This was his 40th birthday celebration. I’m so sorry for his family, especially Allison and their adorable children. Daytime TV host and comedian Loni Love wrote on Twitter, “I love you, brother, and will miss you greatly.

Boss was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and acquired his moniker as a young boy because of his restlessness.

After graduating from Lee High School in Montgomery in 2000, he attended Chapman University and Southern Union State Community College to pursue dance performance.

He discussed his past, including being raised by a single mother, and how his connection with his absentee father helped shape him with novelist and former football player Lewis Howes six years ago for the latter’s podcast.

Boss remarked, “I’ve always been the ‘Don’t tell me what I won’t do’ kind. “I recall telling [his father] in the parking lot outside his place of employment that I was joining the dancing team. He then went off on this tangent, saying, “I’m going to need some gigs and some money to acquire supplies.” Oh, that implies I’m expected to do this then, I thought.

Boss placed second in the television talent competition “Star Search” in 2003 and was a semifinalist on MTV’s “The Wade Robson Project.”

His ascent to popularity began when he finished second on “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008. He would subsequently come back to judge the dance competition.

Elle DeGeneres hired him in 2014 to serve as the DJ of her well-known daytime talk show, which he did until the program was canceled this year. Boss served as the show’s co-executive producer as well.

Through his well-liked social media profiles, he kept in touch with his followers and frequently posted videos of him dancing with his wife.

On Season, the two performed as all-star dancers.

We danced together at the wrap party for that season of “So You Think You Can Dance,” and ever since, according to Boss, who spoke with People in February.

“There was no talk, no first hangout, no dialogue. We literally danced, and we were holding hands together the next day,” continued Holker Boss. And we didn’t turn around.

Three kids were born to the couple. The image that Boss and Holker Boss are dancing in front of a Christmas tree was their final Instagram post from that day.