Stephen “tWitch” Boss killed himself. He was known as a DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He was 40.
“It breaks my heart to tell you that my husband Stephen has died,” Allison Holker Boss said in a statement that NBC News got a hold of.
“Stephen made every room brighter when he walked in. He cared most about his family, friends, and community. Leading with love and light was the most important thing to him. He was the strongest member of our family.
He was also the best husband and father, and his fans looked up to him. It would be an understatement to say that he left a legacy, and the good things he did will continue to be felt.
“I’m sure there won’t be a single day when we don’t remember him. We’d like to be left alone during this hard time for me and especially for our three kids. We love and miss you, Stephen, and I’ll always save the last dance for you.
In 2014, Boss started working as a DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He would stay with her until the show ended this year. Since 2020, he has been an executive producer, so he would stay with her until the show ended.
He didn’t win the fourth season of “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2008, but he came back to dance in the following seasons.
He had also made a name for himself as an actor, with roles in several “Step Up” movies, “Magic Mike XXL,” and “Hairspray.” He also made appearances on “Dancing with the Stars,” “Modern Family,” “Bones,” and “Ellen’s Game of Games.”
He got married to Holker Boss, who was also on “So You Think You Can Dance,” nine years ago last week. He had taken in her daughter Weslie, and the two of them would have a 6-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.
Boss and Holker Between 2017 and 2020, Boss was also the host of “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” on Freeform and Disney+.
What was tWitch’s Cause of Death?
What happened to Stephen “tWitch” Boss? Page Six says that tWitch’s death was ruled a suicide because he shot himself in the head. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said that there were “no signs of wrongdoing,” so the case has been closed.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that tWitch’s wife, Allison Holker, ran into a Los Angeles Police Department station on December 13, 2022, in a panic because tWitch had left their house without his car, which wasn’t like him.
At 11:15 a.m. PT, paramedics were called to the Oak Tree Inn in Encino, California, which is a 14-minute walk from tWitch and Holker’s home. He was found dead in the bathroom with a gunshot wound to the head, which he had given himself. On the spot, he was said to be dead.
Sources told TMZ that tWitch checked into the motel on the morning of December 12, 2022, a day before he died.
Staff at the motel told TMZ that tWitch didn’t seem to be “in distress” or “obviously upset” when he got there. Staff members also told TMZ that he had only booked the room for one night and came with a small bag.
When tWitch missed his checkout time on December 13, 2022, hotel staff went to check on him and found him dead. Staff members told TMZ that they didn’t hear a gunshot during tWitch’s stay because the motel is built in a U-shape with separate units.
Allison Holker is Stephen tWitch’s wife. Who is she? In 2006, tWitch and Holker met at a party hosted by Ivan Koumaev, a friend they shared who was also a contestant on season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance with Holker.
“That’s where we met for the first time, but Allison has no idea! tWitch told Dance Spirit in 2012, “I had blonde hair and piercings, so I don’t know how you’d forget me, but that’s neither here nor there.”
Holker and tWitch met again in 2010 when they were both all-stars on SYTYCD season 7. tWitch was the runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance season 4.
“We saw each other again in Season 7, but we didn’t talk to each other at all that season. So that’s why I didn’t know, because she wouldn’t talk to me and I thought she wasn’t interested.
“I did look at her in the hallway once, and she saw me,” tWitch said. Holker, on the other hand, said that she did something on tWitch. “I didn’t just make one move; I made like 10 moves, but he didn’t see them, so I had to put myself out there even more.
I thought he was the cutest guy ever from the first week of So You Think You Can Dance as All-Stars. “He was so fun to be around,” he said.
Their relationship didn’t become romantic until August 2010, when they were both in Los Angeles for the premiere of tWitch’s movie Step-Up 3D and tWitch asked Holker for her phone number. “All of the stars went to the premiere of Step Up 3D, but Stephen went alone because he was in the movie.
Holker said, “I looked down the red carpet and saw him standing there in a nice grey suit and glasses. He was so hot!” “When he came up to say hello, I was embarrassed and hid behind Ade! Then, at the party, I met his mother and brother and even danced a little with him. I was geeking out.
That was the first time we all went out at the same place on the same night. So I took the first step, and he asked for my number.”