Ellen DeGeneres has shared an emotional tribute in honor of Stephen “tWitch” boss following the tragic news of his death.
The longtime, famous Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ died by suicide on Tuesday (December 13) at the age of 40.
His wife Allison Holker confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday (December 14), writing: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce that my husband Stephen has left us. Stephen lit up every room he walked into.”
Boss’ untimely passing has left the entertainment, music and sports worlds in mourning, with celebrities sending their condolences.
Among them is DeGeneres, who posted a sweet photo of her and Boss hugging on social media.
“I’m lovesick. Twitch was pure love and light. He was my family and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him,” the presenter wrote alongside the picture.
“Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox and Zaia.”
Boss first rose to fame as a contestant on MTV The Wade Robson Project. In 2008, he placed second in the fourth season So you think you can dance. He later returned to the show as an All-Star and again as a judge in 2022.
He came to it ellen 2014 as a DJ, where he became an integral part of the talk series until his graduation in June. In 2020, DeGeneres named him executive producer of the show.
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Boss is survived by his wife Holker and their three children: Zaia, three, Maddox, six, and Weslie, 14.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/ellen-degeneres-stephen-boss-twitch-dj-death-b2245300.html “Heartbroken” Ellen DeGeneres pays tribute to DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss in an emotional social media post