Connie Boss Alexander, the mother of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, has released a statement following news of her son’s death.
The longtime Ellen DeGeneres Demonstrate DJ died by suicide on Tuesday (December 13) at the age of 40.
Boss’ death has left the entertainment, music and sports worlds in mourning, with expressions of condolence from celebrities, including DeGeneres.
The DJ’s mother has now thanked her for all the love and support she has received.
“Family and friends, thank you for all the love, prayers and encouragement,” Alexander wrote on her Instagram Stories on Thursday (December 15).
“Please know that I see all messages, texts, posts and phone calls. I can’t use any words right now. Please know I will get in touch when I can.”
Alexander concluded with a message to her late son. “Stephen Laurel, your mother loves you to eternity and beyond,” she wrote.
The DJ’s mother was seen frequently The Ellen DeGeneres Show and often accompanied her son to events.
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.
In 2014, he joined the DeGeneres series as a DJ, where he became a permanent fixture on the talk show until its graduation in June of that year. 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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