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Dancer and “Ellen Show” DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss Dies At Age 40

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Everyday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Stephen “tWitch” Boss lit up the TV screen dancing and DJ’ing alongside host Ellen Degeneres.

TMZ reported that the dancer and TV personality died of an apparent suicide. According to law enforcement reports, Stephen’s wife, Allison Holker ran into an LAPD station saying that her husband left their home without his car. A shooting was reported at a hotel in Los Angeles. Stephen was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Holker said: “Stephen lit up every room he stepped into. He valued family, friends and community above all else and leading 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. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt. I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We will always remember Stephen “tWitch” Boss for the light and joy he brought into our lives and into the hearts of so many. This tragic, painful loss of such a radiant, inimitable talent and beloved friend is immeasurable beyond words, and we grieve alongside his family, loved ones and fans. “tWitch,” we will miss you dearly.”

The choreographer of “So You Think You Can Dance” was a staple on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as its resident dancer and newly named co-executive producer. That relationship led him to co-choreographing DeGeneres’ 2013 Oscars promo alongside his wife, Allison Holker, and featuring 250 dancers.

Stephen appeared alongside Carson Daly and Julienne Hough as the correspondent for “NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2020,” and co-hosted “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.” He also had a role in “Magic Mike XXL,” choreographed the “Ghostbusters” reboot and co-starred in three of the “Step Up” dance films.

His popularity on social media, with 3.4 million on TikTok and 2.7 million on Instagram, led to several brand collaborations. He worked with American Heart Assn., Walgreens, Novartis, Puffs, Mucinex, Walmart and TikTok for various campaigns.

Ellen wrote on Twitter: “I’m heartbroken. tWitch was pure love and light. He was my family, and I loved him with all my heart. I will miss him. Please send your love and support to Allison and his beautiful children – Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”

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