Ellen DeGeneres and her DJ, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, dressed up as older versions of themselves for the final Halloween celebration on DeGeneres’ daytime show last year.
Boss donned a family reunion shirt, tracksuit, leather newsboy cap, white beard and mustache, and beer belly. He used a tennis ball stabilized stick to get to the DJ booth while Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” blared through the speakers.
He dropped it by dropping into a chair at the booth.
“I am the future ‘Twitch’. That’s ‘tWitch’ from 2061, which means I’m 79 years old,” Boss said to applause in the six-minute clip, which has more than 50,000 views on YouTube.
“They call me ‘Pop Pop’ because, look, whenever I come back, I do it for you.”
Unfortunately, there will be no future tWitch as Boss died earlier this week at the age of 40 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
He checked into the Oak Tree Inn, a hotel in Encino less than a mile from his California home, Monday. He was found by a maid the next day after missing his checkout.
DeGeneres — who wore a pink tracksuit and matching visor, and rode in a motorized scooter for last year’s costume — is among the celebrities who remembered the dashing dancer, revealing that Boss “brought so much joy into my life.”
DeGeneres hired him to DJ for her show in 2014. He became executive producer in 2020 and stayed until the finale aired last spring.
DeGeneres shared a video from that touching finale in which she lovingly paid tribute to Boss.
“Over a decade ago I met someone who changed my life and our show,” she said, making Boss cry. “You always make me smile and laugh and we put together a little something just to say how much we all love you here.”
Boss’s wife, Allison Holker, confirmed her husband’s death Wednesday in a heartfelt statement obtained by the Post.
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that my husband Stephen has left us,” Holker said. “Stephen lit up every room he walked into. He valued family, friends and community above all and guidance 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.”
He is survived by Holker, 34, and their three children: Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.
On Thursday, a source close to Boss squashed an unfounded rumor spread by Stomp the Yard: Homecoming Boss co-star Columbus Short that he may have committed suicide because he was “investing in something that took all of his life savings”.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues addressed in this story, call 988 or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
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