Beloved co-star of ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, dead at 40 from suicide

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who served as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” died of an apparent suicide on Tuesday, the Daily Wire reported.

The tragic death was shortly thereafter confirmed by Boss’ wife, Allison Holker, which prompted an outpouring of condolences and support from fellow celebrities and friends.

Wife confirms reported death

In a statement provided Tuesday to E! News, Holker said, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to share my husband Stephen has left us.”

“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,” she continued.

“To say he left a legacy would be an understatement, and his positive impact will continue to be felt,” the grieving widow said. “I am certain there won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t honor his memory. We ask for privacy during this difficult time for myself and especially for our three children.”

Holker added, “Stephen, we love you, we miss you, and I will always save the last dance for you.”

DeGeneres mourns loss of friend

According to E! News, the 40-year-old Boss and 34-year-old Holker originally met as competitors on the “So You Think You Can Dance” show in 2010 and were married in 2013. The couple had three children together named Wesley, Maddox, and Zaia.

In 2014, Boss began his work as the DJ on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and was eventually promoted to co-producer in 2020. He was a fan favorite and even filled in as a guest host in DeGeneres’ absence in recent years prior to the show’s end.

In a statement posted to social media, DeGeneres said, “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.”

Suicide by gunshot confirmed as cause of death

The New York Post’s Page Six reported that the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death for Boss was suicide by way of a gunshot to the head, that there were “no signs of foul play,” and the case was now closed.

Boss had been found dead in the bathroom of a motel room in Encino, California that was located less than 15 minutes away from his home.

It is unclear why, exactly, Boss decided to take his own life, but he had been open with the public in the past about his struggles with mental health and dealing with life’s adversity, according to Page Six.

Sadly, Boss and Holker had just celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary just a few days prior to his death and reports indicate that they had recently been discussing the possibility of having more children together.

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