Connie Boss Alexander, Stephen “tWitch” Boss’s mother, is speaking out for the first time since her son’s death.
On Thursday, Alexander shared a statement on her Instagram Story, thanking everyone for their support at this tough time for her family.
“Thank you family and friends for all the love, prayers, and support,” she said. “Please be aware that I receive all phone calls, texts, social media posts, and messages. Right now, I’m at a loss for words. I promise to contact you whenever possible.”
Alexander’s article contained a touching homage to her late son. “Stephen Laurel, your mother will always and forever cherish you.”
Boss committed suicide on Tuesday at the age of 40. In a message on Wednesday, his wife Allison Holker Boss reflected on his legacy and described the type of person Boss was.
“Stephen brought light into every room he walked into. He valued his family, friends, and community above all else. He believed that leading with love and light was the greatest way to go. He was our family’s rock, the perfect husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers,” she said.
“It would be an understatement to say he left a legacy, and his positive influence will be remembered for a long time,” she added. “I’m confident that there will never be a day when we don’t remember him. We respectfully seek your privacy during this difficult time for myself and our three children.”
“Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you,” Allison, 34, said at the end of her statement.
Boss achieved success in a variety of entertainment-related professions after appearing on various reality shows such as So You Think You Can Dance. His main claim to fame is his involvement with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he first worked as a DJ and then as co-executive producer.
After his death, celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith, JoJo Siwa, and Cheryl Burke paid him heartfelt tributes. Boss’s peers from Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance paid tribute to him on social media.
“He was incredibly nice, compassionate, and generous,” Pinkett Smith stated. “So many individuals suffer in silence. I wish he’d realized he didn’t have to do it. May the Great Supreme cradle his dazzling, beautiful soul in His arms, and may the same Higher Power heal his loved ones’ wounded hearts.”
Boss is survived by his wife Allison and three children: Zaia, 3, Maddox, 6, and Weslie, 14.