Ellen DeGeneres is mourning the demise of her coworker and pal, Stephen “tWitch” Boss. The previous Ellen Present host shared a photograph of herself and Boss, an government producer and DJ on this system, to mark his passing after he died by suicide on Tuesday (Dec. 13). He was 40.
Within the photograph, DeGeneres and Boss hug on the backstage of a set with their arms wrapped round each other. She captioned the picture, “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and lightweight. He was my household, and I liked him with all my coronary heart. I’ll miss him. Please ship your love and assist to Allison and his stunning kids – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”
Boss’ demise was first reported by TMZ, which shared that the performer was pronounced useless in a Los Angeles resort room after his spouse Allison Holker contacted police when he left their residence with out his automotive. Paramedics later responded to a name for a medical emergency at about 11:15 a.m. yesterday, per TMZ, and Boss was reportedly discovered useless by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Holker confirmed the information of her husband’s demise in a press release shared with Individuals. She wrote, partly, “Stephen lit up each room he stepped into. He valued household, buddies and group above all else and main with love and lightweight was all the things to him. He was the spine of our household, one of the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers.”
“To say he left a legacy could be an understatement, and his optimistic influence will proceed to be felt,” Holker continued, per Individuals. “I’m sure there gained’t be a day that goes by that we gained’t honor his reminiscence. We ask for privateness throughout this troublesome time for myself and particularly for our three kids.”
Boss started his TV profession on So You Suppose You Can Dance, the place he competed as a runner-up on the 2008 season of the truth competitors present. He later joined DeGeneres in 2014, when he started DJing for her daytime program, and have become an government producer in 2020.
He stayed on DeGeneres’ present via the ultimate season, which aired in 2022.