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Steven “tWitch” Boss, the legendary DJ on The Ellen Degeneres Show, has died aged 40.
According to TMZ, Boss appeared to have died by suicide.
Reportedly, Boss’ wife, Allison Holker, frantically ran to an LAPD station, explaining that he left home without his car which was out of the ordinary for him. Police later found his body.
In a heartbreaking statement to People, Allison spoke about Boss lighting 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," she said.
DeGeneres also shared a statement, noting that she's "heartbroken."
"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," she tweeted.
Boss began DJing on Degeneres’ show in 2014 and has been on board since it ended in May 2022. He then became an executive producer for the show in 2020.
But what really landed him the big break into the entertainment world was being a runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008.
He also dabbled in acting, getting roles to show off his impressive dance moves.
Boss played Jason in the Step Up movie franchise and appeared in Magic Mike XXL.
The celebrated DJ also hosted many reality TV shows, including Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, hosting with his wife Allison on Disney+.
Boss is survived by his wife and three children, Weslie, 14, Maddox, 6, and Zaia, 3.
Stars and organisations have posted emotional tributes to the beloved DJ.
\u201cI\u2019m 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.\u201d
\u201cStephen \u201ctWitch\u201d Boss \u2014 a dancer who rose to fame on \u201cSo You Think You Can Dance\u201d & brightened the lives of many on the \u201cEllen DeGeneres Show\u201d has died. Sending my condolences to his family and the dance community. This talented force won\u2019t be forgotten. Rest In Power, tWitch \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\u201d
\u201cAbsolutely devastated by this news. Stephen was such a wonderful loving soul, filled with joy and positive energy. I worked with him several times and he was nothing but amazing. I don\u2019t know what demons he was dealing with but my heart goes out to Alison. https://t.co/6KJT38SKyO\u201d
\u201cSo very sad to hear about Stephen "tWitch" Boss. My heart goes out to his wife @Allisonholker and their kids.\n\nLet's all please continue to take mental health seriously and check on our loved ones, even those who seem to be the strongest. We are all dealing with something...\u201d
\u201cLike many of you I\u2019m utterly speechless and so saddened to hear that a ray of light has suddenly gone out. Stephen \u2018tWitch\u2019 Boss, who brought us such joy on the Ellen Degeneres show, has died. Apparently self inflicted. Prayers for his family.\u201d
\u201cThis is devastating. \n\nIf you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, call or text 988 or chat https://t.co/lTmYzPxrRI.\n\n'Ellen' DJ Stephen 'tWitch' Boss has died at the age of 40. https://t.co/OyKRwYnlxj\u201d