Stephen “Twitch” Boss worked as a DJ and co-executive producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” On Wednesday, Boss died, and Ellen DeGeneres paid tribute to him on her show.
Boss, a dancer who appeared in the “Step Up” and “Magic Mike” film franchises, committed suicide on Tuesday and was discovered dead in a hotel room in Encino. He had previously appeared on the reality show “So You Think You Can Dance.”
“I’m heartbroken,” DeGeneres captioned an Instagram snapshot of herself and Boss sharing a love embrace on the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “tWitch was nothing but sheer love and light. I loved him with all of my heart since he was a member of my family. I’m going to miss him a lot. Please show Allison and his three beautiful children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia, all of your love and support.”
Andy Lassner, the iconic executive producer of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, remarked in a comment on the site, “Nobody made him smile like you did.” Furthermore, Lassner tweeted a photo of himself, Ellen DeGeneres, and Big Boss smiling while riding in a car with the caption “Rest in peace, my friend.”
“We are appalled and grieved by the awful news of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’s demise,” the Warner Bros. Television Group said in a statement to The Times. tWitch exhibited a diverse set of skills and was a valuable member of the ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and Warner Bros. Television Group families.
The statement went on to say that he had the ability to bring people from diverse groups together on a daily basis to share their joy and laughter. “Above all, he was a dearly loved friend, husband, and father,” she stated. “We’d want to let his family, friends, and fans know that we’re thinking about them and extending our heartfelt sympathies.”
Allison Holker, Boss’s wife and dance partner, and their three children will continue on after his death.
Holker was quoted in a statement published to The Times as stating that “to suggest he left a legacy would be an understatement” and that “his positive impact will continue to be felt.”
“I am certain that we will never go a single day without paying honor to his memory. We ask that you respect our family’s need for privacy during this difficult time, especially for our three children. Stephen, we want you to know that we love you and miss you terribly. I swear to always save the last dance for you.”