“Stephen brought light into every environment he entered.”

Allison Holker remembers her late husband Stephen “tWitch” Boss.

In a statement posted on December 14 to announce his death, the mother of three reflected on the former DJ of the Ellen DeGeneres Show’s impact.

Holker told E! News, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you that my husband Stephen has left us.”

“Stephen brought light into every environment he entered.”

“He cherished his family, friends, and community beyond all else. He believed that leading with love and light was the greatest way to lead. He was the rock of our family, the best husband and father, and a role model for his followers.”

She added that it would be an understatement to say he left a legacy, and his positive impact will be remembered for a long time. “I’m certain there will never be a day when we don’t remember him. We respectfully beg 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,” she wrote to her husband.

For years, fans have delighted in watching Boss make their televisions happy. On MTV in 2003, he appeared on The Wade Robson Project and Star Search. He placed second on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008. When Boss returned to the dance competition for the All-Star season in 2010, he met fellow dancer Holker. The couple tied the knot in 2013. They had three children together: 14-year-old Weslie, 6-year-old Maddox, and 3-year-old Zaia.

Boss began her career as a DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2014. He was elevated to co-executive producer in 2020, and he held that position—along with frequently filling in as host—until the chat show was cancelled in 2022. He also took part in Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen’s Game of Games.

Over the years, viewers have seen Boss in a number of TV and film roles, including his return to SYTYCD as a judge, cameos on shows such as Modern Family and Bones, and performances in films such as Magic Mike XXL and the Step Up series.

To give followers a glimpse inside their love, Boss and Holker routinely published small videos of themselves dancing together and photos of their family on social media. Just four days before Boss died, the couple celebrated nine years of marriage, and both shared tributes on social media.

Today marks our tenth anniversary! Holker made an Instagram post on December 10th. “I am overjoyed to be able to commemorate this amazing day!” Saying YES to @sir twitch a lot was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life! Right now, I’m feeling really thankful and cherished! I adore you, dear, and I will never take our bond for granted. I adore you.”