DJ, dancer and producer Stephen “Twitch” Boss was pronounced dead just before 11:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, in Los Angeles.
Stephen “Twitch” Boss has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 40. The TV personality’s death was reported by TMZ on Wednesday, December 14. A source confirmed the report to HollywoodLife.
When his wife learned that he had left the house without a car, she informed the police. He was found dead in a local hotel shortly after shooting himself.
tWitch was popular DJing on The Ellen Show. He started working with the series in 2014 and will be there until the last episode in 2022. He would even guest star and was promoted to executive producer in 2020.
He is survived by his wife, Allison Holker, whom he married in 2013. The couple had 3 children.
Here’s TWitch smiling at the FOX 2022 preview presentation at the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on May 16, 2022. He looked bright in a yellow beanie and blue/red flannel.
In 2000, Boss graduated from Lee High School in Montgomery, Alabama and studied dance performance at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama and Chapman University.
In 2003, Boss was a semi-finalist on MTV’s The Wade Robson Project and runner-up on the television talent competition Star Search. He choreographed for South Korean pop/R&B singer Seven and helped train other YG Entertainment artists, including Big Bang. In 2007, he appeared as an incredible “flamboyant dancer” in the films Blades of Glory and Hairspray. Mabel’s was a shop dancer.
After competing on So You Think You Can Dance, she taught dance at South County Classical Ballet with fellow finalist Katie Sheen. On April 30, 2013, he and Allison Holker performed a dance routine on Dancing with the Stars. They danced to “Crystalize” performed live by Lindsey Stirling.
Beginning on April 1, 2014, Boss appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as a guest DJ. On October 1, 2014, he announced that he had been cast in Magic Mike XXL. On August 17, 2020, he became co-executive producer of Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show.
Boss was cast as Marcel X in the upcoming superhero film Perfectus and later had a cameo in Usher. He was a member of the dance troupe “Breed OCLA” and the “Chill Factor Crew”.
On December 10, 2013, Boss and fellow SYTYCD alum Allison Holker were married at Nigel Lithgow’s Villa San Juliet Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, California. They also adopted Holker’s daughter. Their son was born in March 2016. In November 2019, they had a daughter
His wife, Allison Holker Boss, released a statement regarding her husband’s death.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I have to tell you that my husband Stephen has left us,” she said. “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 is felt.”
Holkar Boss said her husband valued family, friends and community, adding that “moving forward with love and light was everything to him.”
“I’m sure there won’t be a day that we don’t honor his memory,” he continued, adding that the family is requesting privacy. “Stephen, we love you, we miss you and I will always save the last dance for you.
According to Deadline, Boss joined “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2014 as a guest DJ. He became an executive producer on the show in 2020.
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