The news of Stephen “tWitch” Boss’ untimely death has saddened the entertainment, music and sports worlds.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show The famous longtime DJ died by suicide on Tuesday (December 13) at the age of 40.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he walked in,” his wife, Allison Holker, shared in a statement on Wednesday (December 14).
Following Boss’s tragic death, actors, fellow musicians and professional athletes have taken to social media to pay tribute to him, with Ellen DeGeneres reacting “heartbroken” to his passing.
“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,” the host added.
“I have no words man,” musician Questlove posted on Instagram. “May his family find a solution in this dark time.”
“Heartbreaking” on Twitter and comedian Crazy rich Asians Actor Ken Jeong recalled that Boss “was always full of love and joy whenever I saw him. And he always put a smile on my face whenever I saw him.”
“So so sad,” Katie Couric said of the news.
“Absolutely heartbreaking” NCIS Actor Brian Dietzen tweeted. “My family has been watching this amazing man for years. I never had the chance to meet him, but he never failed to put a smile on our faces when he graced our screen.”
community Nicole Yvette Brown paid tribute to him and wrote: “This news broke my heart. I’ve loved him ever since So you think you can dance.
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“He was always so cheerful and full of life. Always.”
bridesmaids Actor Paul Feig was “absolutely shaken by this news”.
“Stephen was such a wonderful, loving soul, full of joy and positive energy. I have worked with him several times and he was just amazing. I don’t know what demons he was dealing with but my heart goes out to Alison,” Feig wrote on Twitter.
Actress Marsha Warfield (night court) expressed her condolences to “everyone who loved him”.
“I remember seeing him at the start of his season So you think you can dance. I saw him and Allison start a relationship on the show,” Warfield said. “I hate to think that he was in so much pain.”
Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho included a joyful video of him and Boss teasing each other, along with a heartfelt note: “You will be missed my brother. You are missing. Thank you for always laughing and smiling with me.”
“Damn, this is sad news” Jersey Shores DJ Pauly D replied. “Sending prayers to the family and friends of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss.”
Recently retired NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted, “Gone too soon.
“I am praying today for the family and loved ones of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss.”
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