Stephen “tWitch” Boss has died at the age of 40.
Boss was best known as a famous DJ That Ellen DeGeneres Demonstrate.
His wife Allison Holker confirmed his death 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 entered.
“He valued family, friends and community above all else 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.”
Holker continued, “To say he left a legacy would be an understatement and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I’m sure not a day will go by that we don’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy at this difficult time for me and especially for our three children. Stephen we love you, we miss you and I will always save the last dance for you.”
On Tuesday (December 13) according to TMZ, Holker made a “frantic” visit to the Los Angeles Police Department to report that Boss had unusually left home without his car.
The publication reports that the police department later responded to a call about a shooting at an LA hotel, where they found Boss dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
His death is pending further investigation by the LAPD Medical Examiner.
The Independent reached out to Boss’s rep for comment.
Since news of his death, a host of celebrities have shared their tributes on social media, with heartbroken Ellen DeGeneres honoring Boss in an emotional post.
Boss first rose to fame as a contestant on MTV The Wade Robson Project. In 2008, he appeared in the fourth season of So you think you can dance, where he placed second. He later returned to the show as an All-Star and again as a judge in 2022.
He came to it ellen as a DJ in 2014 where he remained a fan favorite until the end of the day in June. In 2020, DeGeneres named him executive producer of the show.
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/music/news/twitch-cause-of-death-dj-stephen-ellen-degeneres-b2245626.html Twitch Cause of Death: Ellen DeGeneres show DJ Stephen Boss dies aged 40