The unexpected death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss

Following the unexpected death of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, celebrities from all around Hollywood have expressed their condolences. He committed suicide at the age of 40.

Allison Holker Boss, the former Ellen DeGeneres Show DJ’s wife, confirmed the news in a devastating statement on Wednesday.

“It is with heavy hearts that I have to inform my spouse Stephen has left us,” Allison, 34, wrote of her husband. “Stephen brought light into every room he entered. Above everything things, he valued his family, friends, and community.”

“He believed that leading with love and light was the best way. He was the rock of our family, the best husband and father, and an inspiration to his followers. To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive influence will live on. I’m convinced that we will never forget him.”

As word of the So You Think You Can Dance judge’s passing spread, Hollywood’s A-listers shared their sorrow.

Nigel Lythgoe, the show’s creator and judge said in a statement that he was “heartbroken and grieved” and “at a loss to understand how someone as adored and inspirational to so many people as Stephen was can feel they are in such a low place that they have no other choice than to terminate their life.”

“It’s inexplicable to me with Twitch,” he explained. “He was usually upbeat and smiling. Everyone he encountered admired him. Today will be a dreadful day for the dance world, but my thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Allison, and their children. It is critical to understand that mental illness is a serious condition that often goes unnoticed by our loved ones. While this is a wonderful time of year for many of us, tension and negative feelings tend to be heightened in some people.”

Tiffany Maher, another SYTYCD graduate, stated, “My heart is crushed. Stephen “Twitch” was a great example. He was quite kind and motivating. I’m grateful to have met him. He will be remembered and missed forever. Allison and their children are in our thoughts and prayers.”

“Because of the laughter and excitement that Stephen “tWitch” Boss brought into our lives and the lives of so many others, we will never forget him,” declared Fox Entertainment, 19 Entertainment, and Dick Clark Productions in a joint statement. ” We mourn with his family, loved ones, and fans the loss of such a wonderful, unquestionable talent and good friend. “‘tWitch,’ you will be missed.”

Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart, Boss’ mentor, also said about his demise. “Today, a talented man with a lovely heart and many followers and admirers who loved him died. Anyone who encountered Stephen was quickly charmed by his contagious and genuine smile. Despite our regret at Stephen’s death, his generosity and energy will be remembered for his contributions to the arts and in our hearts.”

Condolences flooded in on social media as well. Ellen DeGeneres replied to the awful news with a remarkable statement and a photo of the couple hugging.

“I’m heartbroken. “tWitch was pure light and love.” She posted on Instagram. “I just had love to give him since he was my family. He will be deeply missed. Please give your love and support to Allison and his three lovely children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia.”

Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States, who frequently appeared on the Ellen show, posted an Instagram photo of Boss’s family with the caption, “I was heartbroken to learn about the passing of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, who I got to know over the years through my Let’s Move! Initiative and visits to The Ellen Show.”

“Stephen was a dynamic individual who ensured that everyone in his presence felt the warmth and enjoyment he exuded. Every dance, DJ set, and creative project he created was alive with his spirit. “My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Allison, and their three children, Weslie, Maddox, and Zaia,” she continued. “Please know that you are never alone if you are in pain and need someone to talk to. Someone is always willing to help. Dial 988 to reach the suicide and crisis hotline via phone or text.”

Jennifer Lopez shared multiple photographs on Instagram with Boss, with whom she collaborated on the World of Dance. “Twitch has such a wonderful and brilliant soul. Astounded and devastated. “Love and strength to @sir twitch alot, his wife, and their children,” she wrote.